General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet 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
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 2 months at 40 degrees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies

Common names
  • Meadow Blazing Star
  • Blazing Star
  • Rocky Mountain blazing star
  • Round-headed Blazing Star
  • Showy Blazing-Star
  • Gayfeather

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Plant Events from our members
christine2 On June 1, 2016 Obtained plant
MrsBinWY On April 1, 2022 Seeds sown
On 4-1-2022, WS 16 seeds from SameOldBrandNew's 2021G in milk jug
MrsBinWY On December 25, 2018 Seeds sown
WS 16 seeds from luvsgrtdanes (from Prairie Moon) in milk jug
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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Bloom is apx. the size of a quarter by Moby Jan 13, 2012 8:52 AM 0

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