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

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Photo gallery:
Date: 2015-08-08
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By Moby
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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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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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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 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 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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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
Fine Gardening garden photo of the day by sallysmom Apr 7, 2019 7:12 AM 12
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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