Liatris pycnostachya, Prairie Blazing Star

With ample moisture, Prairie Blazing Star can get quite tall!

Did you know there is a Liatris, or Blazing Star, for every soil condition? Prairie Blazing Star is the MN native Liatris to choose for moist prairie plantings or, when planted in your garden, it receives adequate moisture. See Liatris aspera for dry soils and Liatris ligulistylis for medium soils. Of course, all of these can be grown in gardens and with the right soil conditions met; they are all relatively easy to grow.

  • 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, July to September

Height: 2 to 5 feet

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