Flowers - Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

$299 USD

The Blazing Star/Gayfeather flower (Liatris spicata) produces a long, spiky, fluffy flower that begins blooming at the top of the stem, working its way down until it looks like a wild bottlebrush. This hardy perennial is tolerant of heat, drought, frost, and cold. Stem grows 2'-3' tall, with the purple, pink, or white flower taking it as tall as 6'.

  • Life cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom season: Summer, fall
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Blissfulness, happiness, joy


  • Botanical name: Liatris spicata
  • Hardiness: Zones 3-10
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • Days to maturity: 55-70 days
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 8"-12" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 21-35 days
  • Germination soil temps: 65F-75F
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, rocky, chalky, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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