Our Flowers: Blazing Star/Liatris

This is one of my favorite plants in our garden. Liatris is a summer-blooming perennial with grassy foliage and fuzzy, bottle-brush flowers. Commonly known as blazing star or gayfeather. This North American wildflower makes an attractive addition to flower gardens, landscaped areas and informal plantings. The distinctive flower spikes stand 2 to 4 feet tall and are magnets for butterflies and bees.

Liatris corms are planted in spring. When the weather is cold, it’s easy for the young plants to get established. Flowers usually appear in the first year, approximately in 70 to 90 days after planting. Then the plants will come back every year and bloom for many years to come.

Liatris grows best in full sun, though the plants will also tolerate some shade. Liatris grows from a bulb-like corm. We started this plant with five or six bulbs, but now it multiplied and we have a lot.

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Published by Aji

I am from south India, but currently live in Minnesota with my husband, two daughters, and pet cat. I can't wait to share my cooking recipes, knitting projects, and garden photos with all of you!

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