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Purple Blazing Star

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 24 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer.
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Purple Blazing Star

Description
Feathery purple flowers are beloved by butterflies—covering 18-36" spikes beginning in midsummer. Outstanding blooms make an exciting addition to cut flowers in both fresh and dried bouquets creating a nice contrast to other perennials. Long-lived plants grow bigger and better each year.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure12
  • Botanical NameLiatris spicata alba and purple
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 18 inches
  • Spacing15 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer.
  • Planting InstructionsPerforms best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Crown of plant should be planted at or just above the soil surface.
  • Winter CareNone, except to mulch the first winter. Remove mulch in early spring, before new growth starts.
  • Flower Form1', stiff, bottlebrush of dense flowers at top of each spike, opens at the top first and continues blooming downward.
  • Foliage TypeUnbranched, erect stems with thin, lanceolate, grass-like, mid-green foliage.
  • Borders1
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, moderately fertile, sandy soil/tolerates excess soil moisture in summer but not in winter.
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems and dead foliage to keep plants attractive. After flowering.
  • Shipped8-10 CM BULB
  • Height/Habit24 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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