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Prairie Blazingstar (Liatris pycnostachya)

One of the most regal plants of the prairie landscape, Blazingstars provide a stong vertical texture and beautiful purple spikes of flowers. A tough plant native to Illinois mesic  prairies, this plant adds texture and color to the landscape.


  • Acronym: LIAPYC
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Typical Height: 48"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Mesic
  • Root Structure: Corm
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 60 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 11,000*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. LaSalle County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • Prairie Gayfeather


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Liatris pycnostachya - Per Ounce

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