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Liatris spicata var. resinosa

Native Plants

Dense Blazing Star

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Dense blazing star, unlike many Liatris species, performs best in moist to seasonally wet conditions, making it an indispensible addition to gardens where excessive moisture can be a challenge. Slender erect stems of this multi-stemmed herbaceous perennial, topped with spike-like clusters of rose-purple blooms, are highly attractive in summer. In full bloom, Liatris spicata var. resinosa attracts a variety of insects including many moths and butterflies. Dense blazing star performs best in full sun to filtered shade in acidic soils. It takes up minimal space and is suitable for even the smallest gardens. Dense blazing star mingles well with Helenium autumnale var. autumnale, Gentiana clausa, Physostegia virginiana, and Stokesia laevis.

More Details

  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, late-summer, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
    lavender, purple 
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color

Additional Information

Flora of North America