Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Liatris spicata - Blazing Star

Ohio Native Plant Natural Range

Liatris spicata

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 website
Propagation Notes


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
brown and puffy Liatris seed ready to harvest
Seed just before collecting - fall 2015

  Seed Provenance - Liatris spicata


Jamestown, New York Audubon Center & Sanctuary - Native Plant sale 2010 -  Nodding Onion Garden 2011 - present