Liatris pycnostachya


Common Name: prairie blazing star
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun, part sun
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:3 to 4 feet
Width:12 to 24 inches
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Prairie
Soil Type:moist
Soil Moisture:Mesic
USDA Zones:3 to 9
Flower Colour:pink-purple spike
Bloom Time:summer
Comments:Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will germinate within 4 weeks if sown at 70°F
Picture Copyright: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX.