Grows easily and reliably from seeds, this wildflower has dense violet-lavender to rosy purple flower heads, which provide striking vertical form in the perennial wild flower garden. They perform well in average well-drained soils and full sun, yet they also tolerates poor soils and drought. Unbranched stalks bear dense spikes of lavender to purple flowers in July and August on strong stems. The nectar-rich flowers are a favorite with butterflies and hummingbirds. Songbirds love the wildflower seed.
Plants are great in perennial borders, cutting gardens, native plant gardens, butterfly gardens, naturalized areas, prairies or meadows. Interestingly, it flowers from the top down!
Information source: outsidepride.com
Approximately 50 seeds in 0.2g packet.
Genus - Liatris
Species - Spicata
Common name - Dense Blazing Star
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,50 - 0,80 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,60 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Great in perennial borders, cutting gardens, native plant gardens, butterfly gardens, naturalized areas, prairies or meadows.
Bloom season - Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Leaf / Flower color - Light Green / Purple, Pink
|Germination||Start indoors using trays and sterile potting mix. |
Gently press seeds into the surface of the soil, and lightly cover the seeds. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination and transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
Best temperature to germinate - +18-+22C.
Germination time - 3-4 weeks.
To sow seeds outdoors after frost season has passed, prepare soil and spread flower seeds. Rake seeds into soil and cover no more than 2 mm with loose, fine soil. Keep wildflower seeds moist until germination.