Spiked Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Meadows

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Blue/Violet

Attributes: Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Hummingbird attractor, Drought tolerant

Height: 30-60 cm (11-23 in)


The classic Spiked Blazingstar, which is in a lot of gardens, is actually a rare native prairie plant. Because it is a rare it should not be introduced into the wild.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com