Liatris mucronata

Texas Blazing Star

 

Texas Blazing Star (Liatris mucronata) large, showy Blazing Star that blooms in late summer to attract numerous butterflies to its nectar-rich lavender-pink flowers.

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$7.99
per plant - 2.5" deep pot
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
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 HBLTC21

Details

Liatris mucronata is a large, showy Blazing Star, This liatris species blooms in late summer with an amazing display of tall, lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies and other pollinators. Our variety comes from the plains of northern TX and is a more xeric choice than L. ligulistylus and L. aspera and is best for drier planting sites. Texas Blazing Star (Liatris mucronata) is a resilient species native to the hot, humid regions of the south-central US like TX, OK and the southern Great Plains. Leave standing over winter to provide seeds for birds. Cut back in mid-spring.
SKU HBLTC21
Common Name Texas Blazing Star
Botanical Name Liatris mucronata
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Mature Spread 18" 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, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
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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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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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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