Prairie Blazingstar

Liatris pycnostachya

Prairie Blazing Star is an iconic prairie flower with a spectacular spike of tightly bunched lavender flowers. The lavender tufted flowers begin blooming at the top and work their way down the …

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35360-03 / 15360
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 12,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $12.00
1/2 Oz $18.00
Oz $30.00
Lb $450.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink, Purple
Bloom Time July, Aug
Spacing 6" - 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Corm
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 12000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Fall

Prairie Blazingstar is an iconic prairie flower with a spectacular spike of tightly bunched lavender flowers. The lavender tufted flowers begin blooming at the top and work their way down the single stem.

Liatris pycnostachya grows well in both moist soils and in clay. Good plant growth requires both sun and adequate moisture. Dry conditions can cause leaf loss and too little sun may cause twisted growth. Blooming July through August it is excellent in perennial borders, prairie gardens or naturalized areas. It looks great with other natives including Purple Coneflower, Royal Catchfly, Rudbeckia triloba, Rattlesnake Master, Wild Quinine and prairie grasses in formal or naturalized settings.

Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds all visit this plant. It is a host plant for the rare Glorious Flower Moth (Schinia gloriosa). Other common names include Prairie Gayfeather, Kansas Gayfeather and Cattail Blazingstar.