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