Liatris spicata Seeds

Blazing Star or Gayfeather Seeds

This unique, purple-spiked wildflower is native to the prairie and prefers dry soil and full sun. A knockout both in the meadow and cut for bouquets. Perennial.
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-48" tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Size No
SKU HC015910

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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SKU
HC015910
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Beloved by florists and used in an array of flower arrangements, this wildflowers tall, purple spikes create a unique statement in the meadow. Blazing Star is also known as
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SKU
HC015910
Common Name
Blazing Star or Gayfeather Seeds
Botanical Name
Liatris spicata
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Purple
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Non-GMO
Yes
Height
48 inches
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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