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Blazing Star | Plant Profile

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) are tall clump forming perennials that are naturally found in the American south and parts of the midwest. The base of the plants are clumps of grass-like foliage. One or more tall, rigid flower stalks grow from the foliage. The flower stalks are topped with purple, fluffy flower clusters.

Blazing Star prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

Blazing Star bring beautiful height and late summer bloom to prairies, borders, and wild flower gardens.


Blazing Star Characteristics

Blazing Star are grassland wildflowers that are common in the midwest and south. They can be tolerant of poor soils, rocky soils, and some light drought. In fertile soil, the stalks may grow taller. Taller plants may need staking to stay upright. Wet winter soils may cause root or crown rot. Self seeding can occur, however plants grown from seed take several years to establish.

Blazing Star can be massed with other perennials to create interesting borders to fencing or woodlands. They can be allowed to naturalize in meadows or hillsides.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8
2.00 - 4.00'
1.00 - 2.00'
Bloom Time
July - October
Dry - Medium
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?