Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazing Star)
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Liatris spicata

Marsh Blazing Star

Dense spikes of tiny purple-pink flowers that bloom from the top down. The foliage is narrow, growing from each stem. Very similar to L. pycnostachya. Will grow in heavy soils. Can grow to 5' tall. Attracts birds, butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps.

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 12-18 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 spicata

Attributes

Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Mesic Prairie
Woodland

Bloom Time

July
August

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Spike

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average