Prairie Blazing Star

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Prairie Blazing Star is a stunning native wildflower with distinctive floral spikes packed with fluffy rose-purple blooms. Flowers open in sequence, starting at the top, for weeks of color during the hottest part of late summer. The tallest Liatris species in cultivation, this pollinator magnet attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and makes an excellent cut flower. Plant for a striking vertical element in your garden or meadow planting. (Liatris pycnostachya)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
attract-hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
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Attract Birds
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Native
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Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Mature Height 24-60" tall (2-5 ft) , 12-24" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
SKUAM020077

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

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.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM020077
AM020045 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM020046 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
Prairie Blazing Star
Botanical Name
Liatris pycnostachya
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
24-60" tall (2-5 ft)
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings
Additional Information
Will not tolerate wet winter soils.
Planting Time
Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America - Central and Southeastern United States
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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