Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star) Unity Grown
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Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star) is a tall, upright, clump-forming native perennial which occurs naturally moist lowlands, meadows, and marsh margins. Typically growing 2-4' tall in cultivation, Liatris spicata can reach a height of 6' in some parts of its native habitat, typically the more southern reaches, but for the first part of its life cycle, the plant resembles a clump of tall grass. Dense blazing star begins flowering from mid to late summer, and produces a dense spike of fluffy, purple inflorescences around a central stalk. One or more of these flower stalks arise from the plant's basal leaves, and these stalks make up the bulk of the plant's height and structure.
A great pick for a wetlands project, a rain garden, or a pollinator garden, Liatris spicata flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators, and small seeds which begin appearing in early fall are attractive to songbirds.