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Marsh blazing star, in the Asteraceae (daisy or aster) family, is a clump-forming perennial that typically grows 3 to 6 feet tall. It is native to the eastern United States and is most often found in moist areas or growing in meadows. In NC it is found in the coastal and Piedmont areas. The tall spikes of flowers bloom from the top down, are showy and attract pollinators. The foliage is grass-like and grows in clumps.

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Marsh blazing star, in the Asteraceae (daisy or aster) family, is a clump-forming perennial that typically grows 3 to 6 feet tall. It is native to the eastern United States and is most often found in moist areas or growing in meadows. In NC it is found in the coastal and Piedmont areas. The tall spikes of flowers bloom from the top down, are showy and attract pollinators. The foliage is grass-like and grows in clumps.This low-maintenance plant prefers average to moist, well-drained soils that range from acidic to neutral in pH. It grows well in full sun to partial shade and also tolerates summer heat and humidity. This particular species does better in moist soils than some other blazing stars. The plant has corms with shallow fibrous roots and can produce new colonies from its corms, though it most often propagates by seed.

Also known as blazing star and gayfeather, liatris plants bloom from late summer into fall in full sun gardens. The purple, rose, or white flowers of liatris plants look almost like feather boas held erect on several spikes per plant. The leaves are narrow and inconspicuous. Blazing Star is an unforgettable native perennial with electric purple flowers. Known for its grass-like foliage and tall, spiky blooms that attract butterflies, birds and bees, Blazing Star (sometimes called Gayfeather) makes a great cut flower and is deer resistant. Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan for a vibrant, colorful garden. (Liatris spicata) (Source: www.americanmeadows.com)

 

 

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