Liatris spicata
  • Liatris spicata


    10 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00


    Liatris spicata, the dense blazing star or prairie gay feather, is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the sunflower and daisy family Asteraceae. It is native to eastern North America where it grows in moist prairies and sedge meadows.  However, it needs to be noted that this plants does not like humid conditions.   Grows to a height of approximately 60cm.  Excellent cut flower. 

    I direct sow my seeds in autumn, these seeds need extensive exposure to a cold moist environment to germinate the following spring. If in a warmer area, seeds can be placed in damp paper towel and placed in the fridge for approximately 4 weeks before sowing. Sow the seeds in a light potting mix and cover with approximately 2mm of soil. Ideal germination is 15 to 20C with seeds usually germinating in 4 to 5 weeks. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts.