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Liatris borealis

Common name New England blazing star
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers purple (late summer)
Size 24-36"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant

Distinguished from many other liatris species by its branched inflorescence, which displays its showy flowers in late summer and early autumn.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (95%G, 9-39d).
    Also baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (100%G, 3-6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (85%G, 7-22d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (95%G, 8-14d)

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