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Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds Liatris spicata

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Packet $4.25
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  • Attractive, heirloom decorative perennial
  • Great for containers or cut flowers with purple Summer blooms
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Product Description

Liatris Seeds - Gayfeather - Blazing Star

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 florettes.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds
    Botanical Name:Liatris spicata
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Green shrub with tall spikes of tiny purple florettes
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Cut Flower Garden, Container Garden
    Color:Purple
    Blooms:Summer
    Plant Height:Up to 28 inches
    Plant Spacing:12-18 inches
    Planting Depth:1/16th
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:300 mg
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Blazing Star

    When to Plant Blazing Star Seeds

    Direct Sow outdoors in the Fall after the first killing frost. For climates with mild winters, seeds can be sown outdoors after a 12 week cold stratification, and outdoor soil temperatures reach a consistent 65°F.

    Where to Plant Blazing Star Seeds

    Gayfeather thrives in Full Sun conditions, but it can tolerate a little bit of light shade. Partial Shade conditions would not be ideal for Gayfeather, however. Gayfeather does best in soil of low-to-average richness, that is well-draining as well. Soggy conditions make this variety susceptible to root rot.

    How to Plant Blazing Star Seeds

    Sow seeds onto the surface of the soil, and compress firmly. Do not cover your Gayfeather seeds, as they'll require sunlight to germinate.

    How to Care for Blazing Star

    Once seedlings are 2-3 inches tall, thin or transplant them to a spacing of 8-12 inches apart. Once established, Gayfeather is drought tolerant - manual watering is only needed during extended drought periods. After plants have come up, you can mulch around them to decrease any maintenance needs. After a few years, Gayfeather will likely become overcrowded. Dig up your tuber roots, separate them out, and then replant.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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