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Liatris spicata (Gayfeather, Blazing Star)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 37944



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Liatris
Species: Liatris spicata
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Bulb
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • July
Flowering End edit
  • October
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Linear
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Wildflower Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Dry
  • Well-drained
Soil pH edit
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Lavender
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Deer Resistant
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
Netty (13558)
toni (36069)
Jewell (5504)
tonya (47)
  aseedisapromise (874)


Gardens Containing This Plant
Netty's Garden
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toni's Garden
 limbockerr's Garden
 elle's Garden
 wilkinsbecky's Garden
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petunia's Garden
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Annette's Garden
tonya's Garden
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 backyard babe's Garden
 Cayuga Morning's Garden
 aseedisapromise's Garden
zuzu's petals's Garden


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tonya (47) wrote on Jun 17 2010
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This is a good plant to have near the vegetable garden to attract bees.

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