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.