Liatris scariosa, Blazing Star
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Liatris scariosa, Blazing Star

An important Missouri native perennial for pollinators, Blazing Star, Liatris scariosa, adorns the landscape with fluffy, reddish purple 1″ flowers in late summer and early fall. Plants grows 2-4′ tall. Also know as Gayfeather. Butterflies adore its luscious flowers.

An easy to grow perennial. Plant in average soil in full sun. Stands up to heat and humidity.

A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See more Pollinator Buffet plants here.

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Additional Information

Botanical Name

Liatris scariosa

Common Name

Blazing Star

Bloom Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24-48″

Width

12-24″

Uses

Birds, Beds, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Hummingbirds, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Drought

Soil

Average, Dry

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial