Floristan Violet Blazing Star

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This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (Liatris spicata)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size36-48" tall , 12-18" wide (5 bulbs per sq. ft.)
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizeBag of 25
SKUAM014524

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
Like the other well-known purple hybrid name Kobold, Violet tolerates some shade, but it still prefers hot blazing sun and dry, loose soil.

Liatris: The Wildflower that became a florists darling. Whether you call it by its botanical name, Liatris or one of the more popular common names (Blazing Star or Gayfeather), you'll love this plant, just like hummingbirds and butterflies do. There are several species, all native American wildflowers, but the one most often seen is L. spicata and its also the one that's received the most attention from the hybridizers.

Blazing star has the odd habit of opening its fluffy flowers from the top of the spike down, instead of the other way around, as most flowers do. And even though it grows wild from Canada to Mexico, often in poor soil, it has some definite requirements. First of all, since this plant is a native of wide open spaces, it prefers full blazing sun, and gritty, fast-draining soil. Don't put it into super-rich mushy loam! In fact, if you do, the flower spikes may topple over from weakness. If you give it a hot, dry spot, the stems are always stiff and strong.

The Florists Darling In recent years, florists have discovered the dramatic look of this purple-spiked beauty, and have used it extensively in their more unusual arrangements, where its often paired with exotics like tropical ginger blooms or Bird of Paradise. The flower spikes are also big favorites for drying.

The roots are bulb-like, and you can start these flowers with seeds (from our Wildflower Seed Department) or perennial roots. Of course, developed roots are faster; Liatris takes two years to bloom from seed. Some of the perennial cultivars will even do well for you in partial shade, but be sure the plants stay dry most of the time.

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SKUAM014524
Item Package Size
Bag of 25
Common Name
Floristan Violet Blazing Star, Gayfeather
Botanical Name
Liatris spicata Floristan Violet
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Size
6-12" flowers
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide (5 bulbs per sq. ft.)
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Planting Depth
Plant 2-3" deep.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Foliage
Low clump of green grassy looking leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Plants For Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
10-12 cm
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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