Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather Dense Blazingstar  Marsh Blazingstar
ly-AT-riss or LY-uh-tris  spi-KAH-tuh

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Native Wild Flower Plants and Seeds
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Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather, Dense Blazing star
Photo by cj  
Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Flower Picture Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather, Dense Blazingstar, Marsh Blazingstar Sun July
August 
purple 24 to 36 average to moist 8 to 12 inches Perennial

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Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather potted plants are available  $5 each plus Boxing/Shipping. 
email with your zip code and number of plants for shipping costs on potted plants

Liatris spicata seeds
 Spiked Gayfeather seeds

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping

150  sq ft

1 ounce -  $9.50

6,250  300 sq ft

1 pound - -----------

100,000  10 Lb per acre

Seed shipping chart at bottom of page
Liatris spicata has many common names including Spiked Gayfeather, Dense Blazing star, and Marsh Blazingstar.  Liatris spicata spiked Gayfeather is similar to Liatris pycnostachya although under the same growing conditions it will often shorter.  Spiked gayfeather is excellent for cut flowers and is a favorite food source for butterflies and hummingbirds.  Liatris spicata is native to and grows wild in moist prairies and sedge meadows, moist fields, roadsides, and fencerows over most of the Eastern half of the US.  Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather blooms in July/August and thrives in ordinary garden soil with full sun.  This very attractive native wildflower will usually grow 24 to 36 inches tall but may grow up to 48 inches high with good conditions.  The vertical nature of the beautiful spikes of purple flowers on Liatris spicata are beautiful in both the formal flower garden and prairie meadow.  The upright form of Liatris species take up minimal space and are suitable for even the smallest garden. They are equally at home in large, established perennial borders, where their thin, tall, airy floral wands create a mesmerizing "pop-up" effect.  Drought tolerance is an especially desirable trait that Liatris species offer. Their water-retentive corms allow them to persist in lean, dry times.

(spicata = Grows ears (like corn), in spikes)

The map below shows areas where native Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 10. 

Liatris spicata
dense blazing star

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York

North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

 

Use the chart below for shipping charges on native wildflower seeds
Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather, Dense Blazingstar
flower seeds
 to order copy and mail the order form
or
email questions, comments and orders to john@easywildflowers.com

Please contact us by email with your zip code and number of plants for shipping charges and availability on potted plants

We accept payment by check, money order, and through Paypal

The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.
 

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal

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We accept payment by check or money order and through PayPal

e-mail questions, comments, and orders to john@easywildflowers.com


We accept payment by check and money order and through paypal.

Liatris spicata Spiked Gayfeather, Dense Blazing star, Marsh Blazingstar Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.