Northern Blazing Star
Spikes of pink/purple flower heads in interrupted clusters from July through October, basal leaves linear & up to 10" long, good cut flower, attracts butterflies & birds (esp. hummingbirds & goldfinches), tolerant of drought & erosion, actually prefers dry sandy/rocky soil, clump-forming.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b
Other names: Northeastern Blazing Star, Eastern Blazing Star, Large Blazing Star, Savannah Blazing Star, and Devil's Bite
Native Range: s ME to WI, south to AL
Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 8 weeks followed by fluctuating temperatures
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