Liatris pycnostachya, Prairie Blazing Star

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L. pycnostachya is highly attractive to bees, butterflies, wasps, and flies. Birds also enjoy perching on the plants and eating the seeds. This low maintenance species is fantastic for restoration of wetter prairies and looks great in residential gardens too!

  • Listing ID: 1169
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-5
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-Sep
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Liatris pycnostachya
  • Common Name: Prairie Blazing Star
  • Eco-Region: 251