Dense Blazing Star, Prairie Gay Feather Liatris spicata - Serratula spicata, Suprago spicata

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Botanical Name:

Liatris spicata

Family:

Asteraceae

Genus:

Liatris

Species:

spicata

Common Name:

Dense Blazing Star, Prairie Gay Feather

Seeds Per Pound:
13,036
Quantity:
1.07 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
10
Germination:
93%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Collection Locale:
South Dakota
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 1.07 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$3.95
10 gram
$17.00
1 oz
$34.95
1 lb
$349.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Liatris spicata , the dense blazing star or prairie gay feather , is an herbaceous perennial plant native throughout most of eastern North America . It is commonly grown in gardens for its showy purple flowers (pink or white in some cultivars). All spikes of purple flowers appear in July and August. Native to moist prairies and sedge meadows. It thrives in full sun in ordinary garden soil. Excellent for attracting birds and butterflies. more...
* This is the white flowering form.
* The plant is said to be extremely efficacious when used as a local application in the treatment of sore throats and gonorrhoea. It is also used in treating kidney diseases. more...
Liatris spicata , the dense blazing star or prairie gay feather , is an herbaceous perennial plant native throughout most of eastern North America . [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Liatris spicata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in). It is hardy to zone 3. It is in flower in September, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist or wet soil and can tolerate drought.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov