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Blazing star

Liatris spp.

Also known as

Gayfeather, Snakeroot

Liatris spicata IMG 5624 by Hedwig Storch (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Blazing star Overview

A genus of 50 accepted species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Asteraceae (Asteraceae) family native to North America and parts of the Caribbean. They have grass-like foliage and showy bottlebrush-shaped spikes of flowers in shades of purple, pink or white that are popular as bouquet flowers.

Common problems with Blazing star

How to propagate Blazing star

Division

Divide clumps in autumn or spring.

Other uses of Blazing star

It is a good cut flower for arranging.