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Liatris pycnostachya - Prairie Blazing Star

Image of Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya) taken by Allendan Seed Company
SKU: 98
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Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya) is a showy perennial with a coarse, hairy stem. Its short, fuzzy, grass-like leaves crowd the lower portion of the stem. The upper half of the stem forms a dense spike of purple tufted flowers that gives it a fuzzy appearance. After bloom, its flowerheads and grassy foliage turn bronze in the fall. Prairie Blazing Star is the tallest of the blazing stars reaching heights of five feet, and make great background plants to lower-growing perennials.


Soil Moisture:  Moderate, Wet

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun

Height:  3' - 5'

Spread:  1' - 2'

Hardiness Zone:  3 - 9

Bloom Color:  Purple

Bloom Time:  July, August

Attracts:  Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators



Liatris or Blazing Star is a genus of about 50 flowering plant species native to North America. They are perennials, and most Liatris species survive winters by resprouting shoots from underground corms. They have unique flowering heads that consist of tiny star-like blossoms densely packed around a long upright "bottle-brush" spire. The flowers are typically bright purple, but there are some species that are pink or white. Its narrow, grass-like foliage forms in a basal clump, and can turn a bronze color in the fall.

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Returns of standard seed mixes and individual species must be made in the original unopened packaging within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to return live plants, you must do so within 5 days of delivery. Returns of standard mixes, individual species, and live plants are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. Custom seed mixes may not be returned. When returning non-damaged goods, the buyer is responsible for shipping charges, and return shipping may be made by whatever means the buyer selects.

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