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. These two US-native 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.
Collected in late September 2021. At least 25 seeds. Unknown ecotypes.
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