About Blazing Star: -
Blazing Star Germination: Direct sow in late fall or early spring. Sow seeds on the surface, since they need light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs in 14-21 days at 55-60 degrees F. Because of its deep taproot, this plant does not transplant well.
Growing Blazing Star Seeds: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants flourish in dry or sandy soil, easily tolerating heat and wind. Avoid poorly draining soil, since this can cause root rot. This plant is very attractive in large plantings, rock gardens, or on dry and gravelly slopes. Deadheading is not necessary, though it can extend the blooming period.
Harvesting Blazing Star: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.
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Detailed Blazing Star Info: Origin: US Native Wildflower Other Common Names: Lindley's Blazingstar, Evening Star Duration: Annual Bloom Time: Summer Height: 24-48 inches Spacing: 15-18 inches Light: Full Sun Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry USDA Zone: 3a-10b Seeds Per Oz: 36000 Produces a branching plant with sparse, hairy leaves and 3” star-shaped yellow flowers.