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Purple Blazing Star

Purple Blazing Star

Beloved by butterflies!
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Feathery purple flowers—beloved by butterflies—cover 18-36" spikes beginning in midsummer. Outstanding cut flower is great for both fresh and dried bouquets. Nice contrast to other perennials. Long-lived plants grow bigger and better each year. 8-10 cm bulbs. Zones 3-9. Liatris spicata. Full Sun to Partial Shade.

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Gardening Details for Purple Blazing Star

Botanical Name: Liatris spicata alba and purple
Common Name: Blazing Star Mix
Form: Clump forming
Sun Exposure: Full Sun;Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 18 - 36 inches
Spread: 12 - 18"
Spacing: 15 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Flowering Date: Mid to late summer.
Winter Care: None, except to mulch the first winter. Remove mulch in early spring, before new growth starts.
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Form: 1', stiff, bottlebrush of dense flowers at top of each spike, opens at the top first and continues blooming downward.
Foliage Type: Unbranched, erect stems with thin, lanceolate, grass-like, mid-green foliage.
Pruning: Remove spent flower stems and dead foliage to keep plants attractive. After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, moderately fertile, sandy soil/tolerates excess soil moisture in summer but not in winter.
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Brilliant Purple Blazing Star plants are ideal for cut flower gardens as these tall, pink gayfeather flowers make attention-grabbing fresh and dried bouquets. These Liatris spicata plants blossom in summer, retaining their pastel blooms for several weeks. These blazing star plants also sprout grass-like foliage that transforms into sharper, vibrantly hued, bottlebrush blooms.

Florists and gardeners love Purple Blazing Star plants as these tall, distinctive beauties produce bright pink spikes covered with delicate feathery flowers. Also known as Liatris spicata, these Purple Blazing Star plants can attain heights of 36 inches with equally impressive 18-inch spreads. These blazing star perennials will hold on to their striking blooms for up to three weeks, and cut blazing star plants have long-lasting vase lives. Also known as gayfeather flowers, Purple Blazing Star plants thrive across six hardiness zones, rapidly growing in both partially shady areas and spaces that receive plenty of sunshine.
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