Gayfeather Blazing Star Flower Seeds (Liatris Spicata) 50+Seeds
Gayfeather (Liatris Spicata) - Grows easily and reliably from Gayfeather seeds, Liatris or commonly called Gayfeather, 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. Liatris Spicata is also known by the common name of Blazing Star.
Gayfeather 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! Prune back any remaining stems from the previous year in early spring. During the growing season you may also apply a light application of organic low nitrogen fertilizer on top of the soil. During times of drought, make sure you water Liatris Blazing Star weekly until the soil is completely moist.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 18 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Late summer
Bloom Color: Lavender
Environment: Full sun