Liatris spicata - Dense blazing Star

 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.