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Liatris spicata, the dense blazing star or prairie feather, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to eastern North America where it grows in moist prairies and sedge meadows.

Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink, Purple
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 6" - 1'
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Root Type Corm
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Somewhat tolerant of poor soils, but prefers moist, fertile ones and generally performs better in moist soils than most other species of Liatris. Intolerant of wet soils in winter. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. May be grown from seed, but is slow to establish.