Liatris spicata / Blazing Star


With showy spikes of purple blooms, Blazing Star makes a strong vertical element in a wildflower garden or meadow, massed among grasses and other wildflowers.

Found infrequently in our region, in rich, moist soils. Irresistible to butterflies and other pollinators.

Height: 2′ – 4′        Blooms: July, August

Siting: Average to wet soil, sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Liatris spicata Native Range Map

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Quart