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Wildflowers - Liatris Seeds

Liatris is also known as Gayfeather in some regions, and is a unique perennial wildflower of the American prairie. Liatris takes a while to grow from seeds because the plant puts most of its energy into developing the corm, without a lot of visible growth above the ground. Also, the Blazing Star seeds deteriorate quickly, so it is imperative to have fresh seeds. By the third year, the corm has usually stored enough resources to launch a bloom. It sends up a woody stalk, and then it does something different than most blooming plants - it blooms from the top down. This wildflower is a butterfly magnet, and we have had swarms of Monarch butterflies in our Blazing Star fields. There is quite a range in sizes here with the Dotted Blazing Star growing only about a foot tall, while the Meadow Blazing Star is the granddaddy and reaches 5 feet tall.
  • Dotted Blazing Star Seeds Liatris punctata Quick View

    Starting at $2.50 USD
  • Meadow Blazing Star Seeds Liatris ligulistylis Quick View

    Starting at $2.50 USD
Liatris is also known as Gayfeather in some regions, and is a unique perennial wildflower of the American prairie. Liatris takes a while to grow from seeds because the plant puts most of its energy into developing the corm, without a lot of visible growth above the ground. Also, the Blazing Star seeds deteriorate quickly, so it is imperative to have fresh seeds. By the third year, the corm has usually stored enough resources to launch a bloom. It sends up a woody stalk, and then it does something different than most blooming plants - it blooms from the top down. This wildflower is a butterfly magnet, and we have had swarms of Monarch butterflies in our Blazing Star fields. There is quite a range in sizes here with the Dotted Blazing Star growing only about a foot tall, while the Meadow Blazing Star is the granddaddy and reaches 5 feet tall.