Bullet Visit Our Blog       Bullet Sign Up For Our Newsletter       Bullet My Account          Search For Seeds:    
Shopping Cart
My Account
Order Status
Catalogue > Wildflower Species & Blends > Wildflower Varieties > Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) 6960

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) 6960

$1.99 - $23.85

(0 reviews)

save this product to my profile

add this product to comparison tool

A rare specie of the Ontario Prairie producing a spectacular show of purple spikes from July through September. Plants have good frost and wind tolerance and make an excellent dried or fresh flower. This is a valuable native wildflower that is not to be mistaken as purple loosestrife - they are two entirely different plants!  Blazing Star is perfect for beds, borders or rock gardens, native plantings and pollinator and butterfly gardens. Height generally ranges from 60-120 cm (2-4') but in some instances plants can be even taller. In the wild, Blazing Star is typically found growing in moist prairie or sedge meadow habitats. Perennial hardy to Zone 4.

  • Packet $1.99
  • 5g $5.55
  • 25g $23.85

Please use the drop-down menu below to place your order.

Item
* Quantity:
6960
285 seeds/gram. Sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix in early March. Seed should have a cold treatment to improve germination. Place seed in planting tray, moisten and put in refrigerator or outside to freeze for 10 days. Bring indoors and place under lights at 20 C (70 F) soil temperatures. After germination, grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature then harden off and plant outside in a sunny site. Late fall outdoor sowings are also very effective as this allows the seed to be naturally stratified over the winter.
High Summer
Perennial
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Fall
10 to 25
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Sturdy
Winter Hardy
Prior Experience Beneficial
Native of Ontario
Asteraceae
Liatris spicata
Formal beds, borders or rock gardens.
Superb pollinator and butterfly food plant.
Regular specie in semi-wetland, seasonally wet land and moist soil seed mixes.
Naturalization and rejuvenation projects.
Many native plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that while the seed has all the internal structures and nutrients required to germinate, the seed coat is so hard, water cannot pass through it and initiate germination. When seed is in this state, it is known as being dormant. Seed dormancy is a naturally selected for trait that protects the seed of many plants allowing them to safely overwinter and then be ready to sprout in more favourable conditions in spring.
The remedy to naturally breaking seed dormancy is typically the passing of time. In particular, seed overwintering outside and experiencing the natural freeze thaw cycles that occur in late fall, winter and early spring. To artificially break seed dormancy, sow the seed in a soil-less mix, water than chill in a refrigerator for a set period of time. This dormancy breaking process is called stratification.
(0 reviews)


Other Products You Might Be Interested In:
 
OSC Seeds   © Copyright 2018 OSC Seeds. All Rights Reserved. Web Design and Content Management by REM Web Solutions.           Proudly Canadian   PROUDLY CANADIAN
HOME
QUICK-ORDER
REQUEST A CATALOGUE
SEED BROWSING
OSC BLOG
ABOUT US
GLOSSARY
CERTIFIED ORGANIC
FAQ
GARDENING ACCESSORIES
CONTACT US
HOW TO GROW GUIDES
CUSTOM SEED PACKETS
GERMINATION & SEED COUNT
BEST SELLERS
ARTICLES AND INSTRUCTIONS
NEWSLETTER
ORDER STATUS
HELPFUL LINKS
OSC GUARANTEE
ZONE FINDER
GIFT CERTIFICATES
PRIVACY & SECURITY