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This listing is for one packet of Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 150 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to scatter seeds November-January!

A.k.a. Marsh blazing star. A classic gayfeather in appearance and a popular draw for bees and butterflies. Difficult to tell apart from its better known relative, prairie blazing star.

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Sandy Loam, Loam, Gravely Loam

Height: 3'-5'

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Corm

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and skippers. Hosts the liatris flower moth and liatris borer moth. Seed eating birds, especially goldfinches, consume some seeds. Commonly browsed by mammals to the extent that it can be difficult to establish. 

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