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Marsh Blazing Star, Gayfeather, Dense Blazing Star
Full sun; wet to medium moisture level; prefers fertile soil, tolerates poor soil but not rocky; slightly acid to neutral pH. 2-5 ft. height, blooms mid to late summer, purple flowers, re-seeds slowly.
Germination Code: C(60) Slow to establish from seed.
Native Region: Statewide
Easy to grow. Generally performs better in moist soils than most other species of Liatris. Intolerant of wet soil in winter. ‘Kobold’ is a popular compact cultivar that is less likely to need staking. Attracts butterflies and birds, including hummingbirds.