Liatris ligulistylis - Meadow Blazingstar

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    Liatris ligulistylis - Meadow Blazingstar

    SKU: C15340

    $9.95

     

    This extraordinary plant is unsurpassed for attracting Monarch Butterflies and is one of the most popular plants here at Wildflower Farm. It's not uncommon to see dozens of Monarchs feeding on a stand of Meadow Blazingstar.

    Swallowtails, Sulphurs, Hairstreaks, Fritillaries, Painted Lady, Red Admirals are also likely to visit this plant along with hummingbirds and many other pollinators. Meadow Blazingstar is the only blazingstar that is widely branched with many brilliant purple individual flowers. An excellent food source for Goldfinches as well. Liatris ligulistylis grows best in well drained medium to moist, loam soils.

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      Pink/Purple
      Late Summer
      Full Sun
      3' - 5'
      Sand to Loam
      Med to Moist
    Approx. 50 seeds per pack - 353 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies, Honeybees & Songbirds!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

    SEED GERMINATION INFO


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.