Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Blazing Star: Liatris spicata, or blazing star, are a native wildflower species originating in the eastern United States. TN Nursery suggests this plant for anyone who wants a flower that is resilient, easy to manage, and still colorful enough to display proudly.
The blazing star plant loves to bask in the sunshine and enjoys the heat and humidity. Conversely, it also tolerates drought--it only needs assistance from you during extended drought. This plant is unfussy about soil types--mix in some compost every so often to feed it.
In nature, blazing star grows in open grassy meadows or fields--its significant height means tall wild grasses do not overshadow it.
Other names for the blazing star include the following:
- Marsh blazing star
- Dense blazing star
- Spike gayfeather
The Striking Good Looks of the Blazing Star
The blazing star is notable for its stunning, slender stalks that grow tall as if reaching for the sun. The stalks may stretch as high as six feet in optimal growing conditions.
The grassy-looking, glossy green leaves grow from attractive clumps. The stalks shoot up straight from the center of each plant, forming dramatic spikes.
Flowers form on unbranched spikes and blossom in striking, bold lavender or purple. The blooms open from the very top to the bottom and have a whimsical, fluffy appearance.
The bright color and soft floral notes attract the interest of many bees and butterflies.
How to Use Liatris spicata in Your Landscape
Here are some ways TN Nursery customers work blazing star plants into their landscape:
- Pollinator gardens: As mentioned earlier, this plant will buzz with bees and other pollinator species. Pollination is essential for a healthy ecosystem.
- Urban gardens: Sunny parks in urban or suburban benefit from this bright burst of color. They can go directly into the ground or in deep containers. The colorful flowers and grassy foliage will please passersby.
- Border plants: The substantial height of the blazing star makes it perfect in the back row of a border garden.
- Ornamental: Whether you have a rustic cottage garden or a formal garden, the blazing star plant is worthy of serving as a focal point.
Order Your Blazing Star From TN Nursery Today
TN Nursery recommends the blazing star for any customer who needs a tall, impressive full-sun flower. Order yours today.
We received the tubers in record time. My husband planted them and we look forward to having them grow and bloom.
Perfectly packaged. Arrived promptly with very clear instructions. Will have to wait to see if they come up next year.
Seems like decent bulbs. Will see hiw they do in spring
This perennial is worth buying. It truly is a thumbs up!
This lovely towering stem with purple blooms at the tip gives a very dashing effect in my pathway. My front yard looks entirely transformed.
Thank you TN nursery for keeping me updated with your perennial and classic selections.