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Liatris spicata

Blazing star

Liatris spicata is a flowering plant native throughout the southeast, but largely absent in the coastal plain. It is naturally found in a wide range of habitats, and grows best in full sun. It can tolerate soils that are occasionally dry to occasionally wet. It can grow up to four feet tall in the growing season, and dies back almost completely in the winter. Leaving dormant stems up throughout the winter provides necessary over-wintering habitat for pollinators. Tall stalks of purplish pink flowers bloom in the summer and attract pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds in the fall and winter. This is also a host plant for a few native moth species. Liatris spicata is great for restoration projects, stormwater plantings, or as a specimen plant in a yard or rain garden.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Liatris spicata - 4 inch

Blazing star

509 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea
Liatris spicata - Plug

Blazing star

1129 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea
Liatris spicata - Large Plug

Blazing star

5 in stock

$4.8450+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Flowering Perennial

Mature Height

  • 3' - 6'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Salt Tolerant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration