(Liatris spicata ‘Marsh’)
Marsh Blazing Star is a native clump-forming perennial flower that commonly grows in moist meadows and on the margins of marshes in the mid-western United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 4-5' tall and features 6-12” spear-shaped spiked heads that are covered in 1” feathery purple flowers that rest on firm leafy flower stalks which protrude from a tuft of 12” green grass like narrow leaves. This plant can be grown in containers, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, can be used as a cut flower, is drought resistant, makes potpourri, and has medicinal uses!
Variety: Marsh Blazing Star
Also Known As: Dense Blazing-Star, Florist Gayfeather, Button Snakewort
Native to: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
Introduced into: Austria, France, Norway, Poland, Transcaucasus.
Grown as: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): July to August
Sow Depth: Press into soil surface
Light: Full Sun
Suitability: Tolerate: Drought, Clay Soil
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. The flowers of Marsh Blazing Star attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It also acts as a forage for birds.
USDA Zone: 3-8
Produces: 6-12” spear shaped spiked heads that are covered in 1” feathery purple flowers that rest on firm leafy flower stalks which protrude from a tuft of 12” green grass like narrow leaves.
(Echinacea purpurea ‘Purple’)
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Purple Coneflower is a native perennial flower that naturally grows in moist meadows, woods, and prairies throughout the central and eastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 2-4' and features stiff stems, narrow hairy leaves, and 3-4” flower heads with drooping purplish pink petals and a spiny orange center cone. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, provides bird forage, tolerates drought and frost, has medicinal uses, is resistant to deer, and is used as a cut flower!