Blazing Star

by Adrian D. Thysse

One of the better plants for attracting pollinators and nectaring insects is the Blazingstar or Gayfeather, Liatris spicata. Even grasshoppers seem to like ’em.

"Liatris spicata, a great perennial for butterflies and bees"

A native alternative for Alberta gardens would be the Dotted Blazingstar,  Liatris punctata.

2 Comments to “Blazing Star”

  1. Lovely. I saw these in a front garden in my neighbourhood this evening and was surprised at just how tall they have gotten. Very impressive. I am hankering for a white one – or three. :)

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