Liatris spicata ~ Marsh Blazing Star, Gayfeather - Delivered By ServeScape

Marsh Blazing Star, Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Marsh Blazing Star is an upright clumping native perennial with basal tufts of narrow grass-like medium green foliage.   Sturdy stalks rise in summer with fluffy purple disk flowers in summer.  Grows best in full sun and moist fertile soils.  Drought and heat tolerant.

Liatris spicata is a host plant for 4 species: the rare Glorious Flower Moth, and the Painted Lady, Painted Indian butterfly, and Silvery Checkerspot butterfly.  Attracts various bees and butterflies with its nectar and birds to eat the seeds.




Eastern N. America; GA Native


2' - 4'


0.5’ - 1.5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Full Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly, but intolerant of wet soils in winter. No serious pests or diseases.  Taller stems may need to be staked,

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasPonds and Streams, Rock Gardens, Native Gardens, Wildlife Garden, Foundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Aster

IMAGE: Hedwig Storch, Liatris spicata IMG 5798, CC BY-SA 3.0

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