Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) in the Gayfeathers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 2 months at 40 degrees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

cool crested bloom

Photo gallery:
Date: 2015-08-08
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By Anderwood
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2013-07-21
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-08-16
By Joy
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Location: My garden in Hebron, KYDate: 2007-07-28
By Marilyn
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Plant Events from our members
christine2 On June 1, 2016 Obtained plant
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MrsBinWY On January 2, 2016 Seeds sown
WS 16 seeds from docmom
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bloom is apx. the size of a quarter by Moby Jan 13, 2012 8:52 AM 0
Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) by Chillybean Jul 25, 2015 6:40 PM 6
Blazing Stars by caitlinsgarden Jul 7, 2014 8:29 PM 4
Haves and wants by Joy Jul 23, 2015 4:24 PM 6

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