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Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris pycnostachya

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Seeds per packet : 45

Known as Prairie Blazing Star, this is an American native growing up to 1.5m tall. It is much taller than the more commonly available form spicata and is tolerant of very moist soils while also being drought tolerant.

Common name : Blazing Star, Gayfeather
Type : Perennial
Family : Liatris

Position : Full Sun - Part Shade
Soil requirements : Average/Moist (dry conditions tolerated)
Height : 60-150cm
Spread : 30-60cm

Sowing method : Direct or Transplant
When to sow : Direct sow in autumn or start inside 6-8 weeks before last frost then transplant in spring. 
(If starting inside Cold Stratify first by placing in the fridge with damp vermiculite in a plastic bag for 60 days.)
Depth : Surface sow and press into soil
Germination : 7-14 days 
Ideal germination temperature : 20 °

Plant spacing : 30-45cm
Flowers : Mid-Late Summer

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