Meadow Blazingstar

 - Liatris ligulistylis

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Loam
Moisture: Medium, Moist
Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds
Height: 3'-5'
Blooms: Aug, Sep
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6
Color: Pink, Purple
Spacing: 6"-1'
Root: Corm

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The ultimate Monarch magnet, this liatris should be top-of-the-list as a nectar source for Monarch butterflies on any medium-soil site. Swallowtails, Sulphurs, Hairstreaks, Fritillaries, Painted Lady, Red Admiral – depending on what butterflies are in your area – are also likely to visit this plant along with hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Meadow Blazingstar can be distinguished from Rough Blazingstar by its flower stems which are longer and more widely branched. Its bloom color can lean toward magenta, and the tufted blossoms often appear all at once along the stems, lasting for many weeks in late summer. The seeds are popular with Goldfinches.

Liatris ligulistylis lends a vertical accent to perennial borders. It can grow up to 5' tall when planted in rich soils, in which case you may want to stake the plants, depending on how they are situated among other plants. It is somewhat tolerant of poorer dry soils, where it's height will be at the shorter end of it's range. It also tolerates summer heat and humidity, but avoid planting it in soils that stay moist/wet in the winter.

Other names include Rocky Mountain Blazingstar, Rocky Mountain Gayfeather, Rocky Mountain Liatris, Meadow Gayfeather and Northern Plains Blazingstar.

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