PLANT BASE

Liastris spicata

Dense blazing star

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-4'
0.75-1'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Dense gayfeather, Dense liatris, Marsh Blazing Star, Marsh Gayfeather, Marsh Liatris

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-August
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Acidic to moderately basic
Soil Preference
Moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wood openings, mesic prairies, marsh edges
New Jersey to Michigan to Florida and Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Plants are favorable to rodents
COMPANION PLANTS
Purple cone flower,New England aster,Threadleaved coreopsis,Oxeye sunflower,Common sneezeweed,Butterfly weed
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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