Common name(s): blazing star; gayfeather
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 2~4 - 8~10
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Links for Liatris spicata
- All Things Plants - Community-assembled plant profile (4 varieties in database) (41 photos)
- BBC Gardening: Liatris spicata 'Kobold' - Plant profile with horticultural details and garden uses. (1 photo)
- Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (zone 3-10) (46 photos)
- Denver Botanic Gardens - Description, native range, and cultural requirements. (additional pages for other varieties) (zone 3) (7 photos)
- Digging Dog Nursery: Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violett' - Catalog page with descriptive information (additional pages for other varieties) (zone 4)
- Floridata - Illustrated informative profile page with notes on culture, usage, and noteworthy features. (zone 3-9) (3 photos)
- Heritage Perennials: Liatris spicata Floristan White - Profile with description and horticultural details. (additional pages for other varieties) (zone 2-9) (1 photo)
- Illinois Wildflowers - Informative illustrated page with description and cultivation details, also covering range and faunal associations. (3 photos)
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Plant description and characteristics with notes on distribution, culture, and propagation. (22 photos)
- Missouri Botanical Garden - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (zone 3-8) (3 photos). Also pages for 'Kobold Original' and 'Kobold'.
- Missouri Plants - Description and photographs of botanical features, with notes about habitat and native status. (5 photos)
- North Carolina State University factsheet - Plant profile with horticultural details and comments (zone 3-9) (4 photos)
- Ontario Rock Garden Society - Germination information (additional information for other varieties)
- Pacific Bulb Society - One of the plants described on this page about the genus. (13 photos)
- Paghat's Garden: Liatris spicata 'Floristan White' Gayfeather' - Illustrated articles by a gardener in the Pacific Northwest, with background and personal observations. (2 photos)
- Rainy Side Gardeners: Liatris spicata 'Kobold' and 'Floristan White' - Plant profile compiled by two gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Includes propagation and pruning methods, and commentary. (zone 4-9) (3 photos)
- Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. (4 photos)
- Sunlight Gardens: Liatris spicata 'Kobold' - Wildflower nursery catalog page with description and cultivation details. (zone 3-9) (1 photo)