Prairie Blazing Star is a summer standout in perennial borders, pollinator gardens, and meadow plantings. Flowers are pollinated primarily by long-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers. The Xerces Society designates this plant as having special value to native bees, and other bee visitors include honeybees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, miner bees, halictine bees, and large leaf-cutting bees. Butterflies frequenting Prairie Blazing Star include Monarchs, Swallowtails, Painted Ladies, Sulfurs, and others. Native to prairies and bluffs throughout the central United States, this species tolerates a variety of soils, including clay, though it also thrives with moist, well-drained soils. While Prairie Blazing Star tolerates more moisture than other Liatris species, plants do not tolerate wet winter soils. Plant it among other native beauties like Coneflower, Anemone, Sneezeweed, and Ornamental Grass.
AM020045 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM020046 (Tray of 16)
Prairie Blazing Star
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
24-60" tall (2-5 ft)
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings
Will not tolerate wet winter soils.
North America - Central and Southeastern United States
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