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Liatris ligulistylis

Meadow Blazing Star

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Liatris ligulistylis (Meadow Blazing Star)

The crimson-red buds of this most unusual blazingstar burst open to reveal brilliant purple/pink flowers in August and September. Unlike the characteristic single flower spike of most blazingstars, Meadow Blazingstar is widely branched, and numerous individual flowers bloom over an extended period of time. Grows three to five feet tall, in rich, loamy soils. Unsurpassed at attracting Monarch butterflies, the seeds are also a Goldfinch favorite!

Additional Information:


Height
3-5 Feet

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Purple


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Brown-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba), Zig-zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC

Nature Attracting

Songbird
Butterfly
Beneficial Insects
Hummingbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Containers

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Butterfly Nectar