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Blazing Stars

Liatris spicata. Also known as Prairie Gay Feather. Direct-sow from early spring up to 2 months before the first fall frost. Easy to grow, Blazing Stars prefers extremely well-draining soil. Once established, it is drought-tolerant. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Perennial. HZ: 3-7. Summer flowering. Height: 2' to 3'.

Average seed life: 2 years.

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Blazing Stars Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/8”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:12”-15”
Days to Germination:20-25 days
Germination Temperature:70°-75°F

Liatris spicata. Easily grown, the Prairie Gay Feather should be direct-sown outside from early spring up to 2 months before the first fall frost date. Prepare a bed in full to partial sunlight with rich, extremely well-draining soil. Sow seeds on top of the soil, leaving the seeds uncovered but pressed firmly onto the soil surface, as light aids germination. Liatris may also be started indoors 8 weeks before transplanting out after the threat of spring frost has passed. Provide even moisture, strong light and air circulation. Harden off the seedlings by gradually acclimating them outside for a week to 10 days before transplanting out. Transplants should be watered regularly to help establish a mature root system. Once established, it is drought tolerant. This perennial U.S. wildflower has violet-purple bottlebrush flower spikes. Summer flowering. Height: 2' to 3'.

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