Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Devil's Bite, Eastern Blazing Star, Plains Blazing Star
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 18” to 24”
Spacing: 15” to 18”
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 10800
Similar to thistle blooms, the fluffy, reddish-purple flower heads of this blazing star are an absolute favorite of Monarch Butterflies! It is not uncommon to see hundreds of them when looking across a field or meadow full of these blazing beauties! Blooming from top to bottom, this native wildflower is a unique point of interest, and adds needed vertical accents to flower beds. A favorite of florists for summer bouquets, it is equally stunning in a cottage garden, meadow, or prairie planting.
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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