Purple Blazing Star

Purple Blazing Star Liatris

Liatris spicata Stiff dense “bottlebrush” magical magenta-purple flower spikes, above fine grass-like foliage. Adds elegant structure to the perennial border and mixed bouquets.

Also called Gayfeather. For cutflowers, be sure to leave at least a third of the stem on the plant for best results. Blooms from July to September.

Tolerates a broad range of growing conditions, but not drought. Plant in full sun, 3" deep, 8-12" apart, in well-drained fertile soil. 20-30" tall. Z3. (1¼-1½" corms)

719 Purple Blazing Star
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L719A: 10 for $2.75
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L719B: 20 for $4.75
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L719C: 50 for $10.00
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.