Liatris spicata Blazing Star
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Blazing Star
Height - 2 to 4 feetFlower Color - "Powerful Pink"Blooms - July to AugustSoil - Average to moistSun - Full sunHardy Zone - 3 to 8
Family - Asteraceae
Wildlife Significance Blazing Star
Propagation Notes Blazing Star
Storage - Moist Cold - 60 days - Small Zip lock plastic bag with a few table spoons of moistened vermiculite
Sowing seeds - Liatris seem to thrive when they are not rushed. For many years I have tried sowing them under florescent lights (one cool, one warm), the results are always the same; the seed germinates, grows a bit then struggles. They seem to do best adapting to outside spring temperatures. I would imagine they would be quite content in a heated greenhouse.
Our House - Night-time Temperature - 62 °F - Too cool for these guys!Daytime House Temperature - 64 °F -
Outdoors - Covered cold frames work well. Old glass windows prevent heavy rain from damaging seedlings in the spring. Please note, if you propagate seedlings in this fashion you will need to water them during the winter if we happen to have a dry spell.