Wooden Surface

Liatris spicata

An introduced species in Massachusetts, Liatris spicata is native just south of New England. We chose to include it in our offerings as it’s native region is so close to ours and it performs well in a garden setting.


As with other Liatris species, the blossoms of dense blazing star are purple and thistle-like, and the plant is tolerant of a wide range of soils from average to moist.


Source: grown from seed originally from Helia Native Nursery, western MA. 

Second source: grown from seed from Minnesota. Prairie Moon Nursery.

Liatris spicata (Dense blazing star)

SKU: 102933988648
  • details

    SIZE: 1/2 quart pot
    type: herbaceous perennial
    sun needs: full sun
    water needs: wet to average-moist
    height: 3-5'
    plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
    bloom time: July, August, September
    bloom color: purple, pink
  • good plant companions

    Culver's root, bottle gentian, obedient plant

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)