Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazing Star)
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Liatris pycnostachya (NGN)

Prairie Blazing Star

Dense flower spikes of tiny purple-pink flowers that bloom from the top down. Foliage is narrow and grows out from the stem. Prefers well-drained soil, but will grow in clay. Can grow up to 6'. Similar to L. spicata. Attracts songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps.
Height: 4-6 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 8
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22614.1G #1 0
22614.38 38 Flat 93
22614.PT 10 Flat 0
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Rain Garden Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Mesic Prairie
Woodland
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
4' to 6'
Flower Type
Spike
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Fine
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
6" to 10"
Growth Rate
Average

Possible Substitution Plants

Agastache scrophulariaefolia