Liatris pycnostachya

Prairie Blazing Star

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Dense spikes of magenta flowers are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds looking for nectar.
Songbirds love to eat the seeds. Foliage consists of narrow leaves that climb up the stem.
Perfect for prairies and meadows.

Height

30-42 Inches

Spread

12-24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

July-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerates dry soils and good in gardens, naturalized areas and mixed borders.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Bee Balm (Monarda didyma), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Little Blue Stem (Schizachryium scoparium), Prairie Drop Seed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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