Liatris ligulistylis/aspera mix (Blazing Stars) [25 Seeds]

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Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who have experience with seeds that may require a chilling period. The easiest approach is to surface-sow (do not cover) the seeds in a pot in fall to early winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. If you sow after December, give the pot an artificial chilling period of 2 to 3 months.

The last time I grew these species from seed, I sowed in a pot outdoors on December 5, 2019, and seedlings began appearing on March 10, 2020.

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I acquired these seeds from a reputable source as meadow blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis), but when the plants flowered, I realized that some of them were L. ligulistylis and some were rough blazing star (L. aspera). As they were growing all together in my garden, they may have crossed, so I’m selling this as a mix. The two species are very similar-looking, adding tall, fluffy flower spikes to the late summer show. They usually reach 3 to 5 feet tall and can be sprawling in the loose, rich soil of a border if not supported. They’re more likely to stay upright in a meadow-type setting, where there is more competition from grasses and other closely planted partners. As with other blazing stars, the flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies. Full sun; average soil. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.

Harvested in September 2021. At least 25 seeds.

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