Liatris pycnostachya is one of the tallest of the blazing stars easily reaching 2-4 feet tall and sometimes even topping off at five feet in height!
Liatris pycnostachya is one of the tallest of the blazing stars or gayfeathers. This Great Plains native can easily reach 2-4 feet tall and sometimes even top off at five feet in height! It has the typically fuzzy, magenta to lavender flower spikes that begin blooming at the top opening downwards. Tolerant of poor, moist, and clay soils, drought, heat, and humidity.
Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Meadows, borders of marshes, savannahs, damp slopes. Poor dry ridges
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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