Liatris spicata/Blazing Star - Blue Out for Season
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis. Typical turnaround times for in-stock items is between 2 – 5 business days.
|Zones 2 – 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Warmest Regions First):|
|Zones 8 – 10||Mid March|
|Zones 7||Late March-Early April|
|Zones 6||Early-Mid April|
|Zones 5||Mid-Late April|
|Zones 2 – 4||Late April-Early May|
|Fall Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Coldest Regions First*):|
|Zones 2-4||Mid September|
|Zones 5||Mid-Late September|
|Zones 6||Late September|
|Zones 7||Late September - Early October|
|Zones 8-10||Early October|
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages and crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
Blue Liatris Spicata Bulbs
This beautiful North American Native perennial is remarkably easy to grow! Thriving in full sun and quite tolerant of soil conditions, this beautiful and eye catching bloom is found wild in praire lands and widely cultivated in home gardens!
Wonderfully attractive to bees and butterflies, Liatris is a favorite of florists as well, favored for its long lasting bloom.
When to Plant
Plant your Liatris Spicata Corms in the Spring, as soon as the soil is workable and the danger of frost has passed.
Where to Plant
Select an area that receives Full Sun and that is a well-draining bed with rich soil. Avoid sites that collect standing water.
How to Plant
Prepare your planting area by spreading 2 inches of compost over the area and dig the compost into the top 6 to 8 inches of soil. Compost will aid in drainage and improve the nutrient content of the soil.;
- Dig a 6-inch-deep hole for each corm. Space the holes 12 to 15 inches apart in all directions.
- Set each Corm at a 3" depth, with its flat side on the bottom and fill in the hole with soil.
- Water the bed lightly so the soil is moist, but not saturated.
- Blazing Stars are relatively drought tolerant, can tolerate some shade, is naturally pest & disease resistant, and deer typically ignores them.
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