Liatris ligulistylus, Meadow Blazing Star

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Liatris ligulistylis, Meadow Blazing Star is a tall Liatris species well-suited to the conventional garden. It is the most adaptable to varied soil moisture and, due to its height, is great at attracting butterflies. It may require staking should it reach five feet. Below is a list of the four Liatris I grow, each with its own soil demands. For dry soils, and similar height, consider Liatris aspera.

  • Liatris pycnostachya, Prairie Blazing Star for moist soils
  • Liatris aspera, Rough Blazing Star for dry soils
  • Liatris ligulistylis, Meadow Blazing Star for medium soils
  • Liatris punctata, Dotted Blazing Star for sandy dry soils 

Blooms: magenta-pink, August into September

Height: 3 to 5 feet

Conditions: sun to pt sun, moist-medium to medium-dry soils