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Liatris microcephala

 
Synonym(s) Lacinaria microcephala
Common name dwarf blazing star
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers violet (late summer)
Size 18-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

This blazing star has grassy leaves and forms multiple flower stems - not nearly as upright as our stand-by L. spicata. I've grown it from seed several times, but always have a problem with its survival through first summer and winter.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (15d; no G)
  2. Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (25d; 44%G, 2-12d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (45%G, 2-5d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (36%G, 2d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (no G, 4w)
  6. Seed from HPS/MAG '12/'13 exchange (feel like duds). Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (4w; no G)
  7. Seed from HPS/MAG '12/'13 exchange (feel like duds). Baggy 70F (16d) - 35F (7w) - 70F (3w; no G)


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