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Blazing Star Seeds

Product Size SKU Price Quantity
1/4 Pound LISQP
Price: $24.95
1 Pound LISLB
Price: $79.95

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Quick Overview

This purple-spiked native of the prairie is so loved it's a florist favorite. Loves dry gritty soil, full sun. Perennial.
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Common Name Blazing Star or Gayfeather
Botanical Name Liatris spicata
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 24-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 136,077
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most open areas of North America east of the Mississippi; Canada to Florida and Mexico.
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
Also called “gayfeather”, this wildflower has become a florist’s favorite in recent years. The tall purple spikes are striking in arrangements—and in meadows.
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