Dense blazing star

A cousin of the daisy, with dense feather-shaped inflorescences.
Common name : Dense blazing star
Scientific name : Liatris spicata
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Liatris spicata - the dense blazing star - is a species in the sunflower and daisy family Asteraceae, native to moist prairies of eastern North America. it is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant growing to 1,5 m (4.5 ft) tall with spikes of purple flowers resembling bottle brushes or feathers. Common varieties include 'Alba' and 'Floristan White’, white-flowering, ‘Floristan Violett' with violet flower spikes and 'Kobold’, a smaller cultivar with deep purple flowers.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 60 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Plant my dense blazing star

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my dense blazing star

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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