Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Liatris spicata - Blazing Star

Natural Range
The USDA the Natural Resources Conservation Service has a wonderful map showing the natural range of Dense Blazing Star

Native Plant of the Year -  
LEAP (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity) - Native Plant of the Year 2011
Liatris spicata
Liatris spicata
Wildlife Significance -
Pollinators  Attracted - Bumble bees, digger bees, leaf cutting bees and butterflies

For more details visit the Illinois Wildflower site
Seed just before collecting - fall 2015
Liatris spicata
Cultivation Information
Height - 2 to 4 feet
Flower Color - "Powerful Pink"
Blooms - July to August
Soil - Average to moist
Sun - Full sun
Hardy Zone - 3 to 8

Family: Asteraceae
Propagation Notes

    Seed Provenance -Jamestown, New York Audubon Center & Sanctuary - Native Plant sale 2010 - Senior naturalist - Jeff Tome -  Nodding Onion Garden 2011 - present