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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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Native to the open meadows and prairies of the eastern part of North America, the Blazing Star plant (Liatris spicata) features stunning spires of purple flowers over grasslike foliage. As one of the few flowering perennials that keep going strong even during summer's heat, Blazing Star is valued in the home landscape for keeping gardens looking lively as other flowering plants begin to languish.
The Blazing Star Plant is Easy to Grow - mature Bare Root Plants For Sale at Tn Mail Order Nursery
Blazing Star isn't fussy about soils, and in fact, performs better if not planted in soil that's been richly amended with organic matter or given too much fertilizer. The major requirement of this plant is good drainage, so homeowners should take care not to plant it in low-lying areas of their property and to amend heavy clay soils with sand to increase drainage prior to planting.
The Blazing Star Plant is an Excellent Addition to the Cutting Garden
Because their flowers last a long time after being cut and placed in a vase with water, Blazing Stars are ideal for inclusion in home cutting gardens. This plant's tall purple flower spires make a dramatic statement when used as the focal point of a bouquet.
The Blazing Star Plant is Ideal for the Back of the Border
Blazing Stars can grow as tall as eight feet high when conditions are ideal. As a general rule, they don't require staking unless they're growing overly moist or fertile soil, so keep in mind that as prairie plants, they like it on the dry side. They're an ideal back of the border plant in everything from formal gardens to casual cottage gardens. Because of their narrow, upright growth habit, they can be planted close together for dramatic effect.
The Blazing Star Plant is a Reliable Summer Bloomer
Gardens often look strangely empty after the first surge of spring blooms has run its course, which is why reliable summer bloomers are so valuable in the home landscape. The Blazing Star plant is also highly visible because of its height. Even after it's past its bloom time, Blazing Stars continue to add interest and color to the landscape for weeks with orange-bronze stalks and foliage in autumn topped by wheat-colored seed pods.
The Blazing Star Plant is Beloved by the Birds, the Bees, and the Butterflies
Numerous pollinators feast on the nectar produced by Blazing Stars, but the most famous of these is the glorious Monarch Butterfly. It's not unusual at all to see several Monarch Butterflies competing with each other for a drink of nectar when this plant is in full bloom. Butterflies aren't the only fans of the Blazing Star plants, however — other butterfly species, bees, moths, and hummingbirds all come to drink the nectar, and after the plants go to seed in autumn, a number of migratory birds stop by to refuel on tasty seeds.