Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa) in the Gayfeathers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Corm
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 31, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
All seedlings died do to heat wave.
dragonfetti On March 15, 2015 Seeds sown
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dragonfetti On March 9, 2015 Obtained plant
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