Liatris ligulistylus

Meadow Blazing Star

 
Purple Liatris ligulistylus, Liatris ligulistylus, Meadow Blazingstar

Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylus) is a showy species from the Mid-Western prairies. Blooming in mid-summer with colorful lavender-purple flowers, it is a magnet for butterflies and bees. It is a wonderful companion for other summer blooming perennials.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 63745

Details

36" tall x 15" wide. Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylus) is a long grass prairie native, and a larger and showier species than Liatris punctata (native to more arid western grasslands). A robust grower at its best in fertile loam with infrequent but deep soakings once established. Meadow Blazing Star is an excellent butterfly beacon that brightens the late summer/early fall garden with its lavender-purple flower spikes. (Seed propagated.)
SKU 63745
Common Name Meadow Blazing Star
Botanical Name Liatris ligulistylus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 15" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Liatris ligulistylus:

    This is a beautiful species of liatris that I ordered to help attract Monarchs to my Boston area garden, and sure enough, we had several Monarchs residing in our garden most of the summer. It bloomed a bit earlier than expected, and a couple of the plants got taller than expected (7 ft!)--so they made quite a statement. This plant and milkweed make the butterflies happy.

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    Monarch Magnet

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    from Lebanon, PA

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Liatris ligulistylus:

      Planting in mind of birds and pollinators. This is an exceptional plant for attracting Monarch butterflies. Have planted milkweed about two feet away. Actually found a chrysalis on the siding of the house. Never saw the butterfly emerge, but the open, clear chrysalis told my husband and I that we helped just a little to keep these beauties alive and hopefully populating the earth.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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