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Liatris ligulistylis (Rocky Mountain Blazing Star)

Rocky Mountain Blazing Star, Button Snake Root, Blazing Star, Rocky Mountain Gayfeather, Rocky Mountain Liatris, Meadow Gayfeather, Northern Plains Blazingstar


Liatris ligulistylis (Rocky Mountain Blazing Star) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting fluffy spikes densely packed with thistle-like, deep rose-purple flowers. Flowering in succession from top to bottom over 6 weeks, the spectacular flower spikes contrast nicely with the finely textured, grassy foliage. Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, this beautiful native American enjoys a long season of interest from mid summer to early fall and supplies winter bird food. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves stay attractive all summer and turn a rich bronze in fall. Easy to grow and low care, Prairie Blazing Star adds a strong vertical accent in sunny borders or prairie gardens. It helps create outstanding combinations with the warm golds of Rudbeckia or the purple blossoms of Echinacea.

  • Grows up to 1-3 ft. tall (30-90 cm) and 6-24 in. wide (15-60 cm). Plant will flop and may need staking if soil is too rich or moist.
  • Thrives in full sun and prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Tolerant of poor soils, drought, summer heat and humidity. Plants may rot over-winter if grown in heavy soil
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • An excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens or native plant gardens, prairies and meadows. Great as fresh cut flowers or in dried arrangements.
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Liatris
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Southwest, New Mexico
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Liatris
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Southwest, New Mexico
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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