Blazing Star (Mentzelia laevicaulis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees


Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Sep 14, 2013 1:47 PM

The entire plant is covered in soft sticky hairs.
Found growing in very poor rocky soil.

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