Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium,
Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Clay
Height: 2-5 feet
Spread: 2 feet
Blooms: July, August, September
Root: Corm, Shallow fibrous roots
Habitat: Wet Prairies, Edges of Marshes and Bogs, Grassy fens, Calcareous seeps. This blazingstar is found primarily in higher quality natural areas, especially where it is sandy.
Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Low garden areas, Wet Meadow plantings, Pond edges
Wildlife Value: The flowerheads are pollinated by bumblebees, long-horned bees, leaf-cutting bees, butterflies, and skippers.
Seed Origin: Ontario
Germination Code: C(60)
Liatris spicata - Dense blazing Star
Dense Blazingstar is a very attractive plant while in bloom, resembling a magic wand. It is more common in flower gardens than in the wild, and works great for a pollinator garden in wet areas. Marsh Blazing Star is its other common name.