A.k.a. northern blazing star. A taller, adaptable blazing star whose thistle-like flowers are favored by butterflies. Tolerates poor soil, but adapts to fertile soils where it grows taller. Tall plants generally require staking.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Adaptable
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug-Sep
Root Type: Corm
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly butterflies and skippers. Hosts some moths such as the bleeding flower moth, glorious flower moth, and blazing star borer moth. Foliage is readily eaten by mammalian herbivores, and small mammals may eat the corms.