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Liatris pycnostachya


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

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

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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