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How to Grow Blazing Star

Liatris Germination Information

Liatris is the botanical name for Blazing Star
Liatris Seed Germination How to Sow Liatris:
  • Sow indoors at alternating temperatures of 55 and 72° at a depth of 4 times the diameter of the seed
  • Expect germination in 15-20 days
  • Will flower within the first year if started early/li>
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors from early spring through summer, up to two months before frost
  • When sowing outdoors, expect germination in 20-25 days
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Liatris:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out 12-15 inches apart in full sun to light shade. Provide a sandy, light, well-drained, only moderately fertile soil as plants may rot in heavy, wet soils during the winter

Soil: Blazing Star is very drought tolerant and can be planted in the extreme environment of dry, stony ground. Very tolerant of poor soils

Temp Grow on at 55-60° days and 50-55° nights under high light levels. Very tolerant of heat and cold

Additional Care:  When plants need dividing, break the tubers apart in the spring

Appearance and Use:

A strongly upright, 3-5 feet tall by 18 inches wide, perennial for borders and naturalized gardens. Good for cut flower use. The 18-28 inch tall flower spikes open from the top down from late summer to early fall, attracting bees and butterflies all the while. Flowers are densely borne along the spike; each flower being only 1/2 inch diameter and pink-purple or white in color with a fringed look to the petals. The flower spikes and thin, long (12-16 inches long) leaves add vertical interest to the garden


About Liatris:
Pronunciation:  le-a’tris spi-ka’tå
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae; native to North America
Common Name: Blazing Star