Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)
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Liatris pycnostachya

Prairie Blazing Star

Dense flower spikes of tiny purple-pink flowers that bloom from the top down. Foliage is narrow and grows out from the stem. Prefers well-drained soil, but will grow in clay. Can grow up to 6'. Similar to L. spicata. Attracts songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps.

Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 8
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Characteristics & Attributes for Liatris pycnostachya

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Mesic Prairie
Wet Prairie

Bloom Time

July
August

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Height

4' to 6'

Flower Type

Spike

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Fine

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average