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Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star

Exposure

  • Sun
  • Partial shade
  • Shade légère

Rusticity

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

  • Flowers in narrow spikes
  • Adapts to a variety of soils
  • Longlasting flowers
  • Floraison du haut vers le bas
  • Unique

Liatris is a perennial herbaceous native to North America, known for its spectacular narrow, dense, purplish pink floral spikes that attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
46 - 61 cm
Spread
30 - 61 cm
Height
61 - 122 cm
Spacing
18 - 24 in.
Spread
12 - 24 in.
Height
24 - 48 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Upright
  • Bushy

Flowering colours:

  • Pink
  • Purple
  • White

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Moderate

Maintenance:

  • Easy. Remove the deflowered spikes gradually to encourage more vigorous regrowth next season
  • take the opportunity to create fresh bouquets! Prune the foliage in fall or spring.

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained
  • fresh and humus-rich

Features

Resistance:

  • Pests
  • Droughts

Attract:

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Use:

  • Flowerbeds
  • Borders
  • Pollinator gardens
  • Pond edges
  • Dried bouquets

Attribute:

  • Vigorous. Gives verticality to gardens. Beautiful dried flowers

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