Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds

Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.79
1 Ounce $23.09
1/4 Pound $61.99 33% Savings
1 Pound $167.99 ($10.49/ounce) 55% Savings
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  • With tall purple, spiky plumes, gayfeather is ideal in containers by the front door
  • Attractive, heirloom decorative perennial
  • Great for containers or cut flowers with purple Summer blooms
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall, Spring
Color Purple
Growth Habit Bush, Shrub
Plant Height Up to 28 inches
Bloom Season Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds

Liatris spicata

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Dense Blazing Star, Prairie Gay Feather

Commonly used in floral design, Blazing Star Liatris is an attractive perennial shrub. Great for bees and butterflies, Gayfeather has a long blooming season, offering tall spikes of tiny purple florets.

Planting Information

Planting Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds

Planting Season Fall, Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light, Stratification
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 12 to 18 inches
Plant Height Up to 28 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
View our Gayfeather Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 111 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 10,484 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 41,936 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 167,744 Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds