Gayfeather or Blazing Star (Liatris)- Organic, Native Seeds
Liatris spicata or Gayfeather or Blazing Star is a drought tolerant member of the Aster family has also been named “Colic Root” because of its use as a traditional folk medicine for soothing upset stomachs.
Blazing Star flamboyant plant grows up to five feet tall and sports grass like leaves. The flower heads consist of multiple tiny flowers which appear white or pale purple. Liatris flowers cluster around the top one-third of the stem.
Days to Maturity N/A
Packet Contains 2 grams
Growing Liatris (Gayfeather)- Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Liatris
Medicinal - Historically the liatris plant was used to treat kidney, bladder, colic and sore throats. It has also been documented that the dried roots were burned as incense to treat headache symptoms.
- Pollinator - These big showy plants will have bees and butterflies swarming to your garden, they even attract hummingbirds.
Use in: Fresh cut flower, dried flower arrangements.
After the gayfeather plant dies back to the ground, cut back foliage and dead flower stalks back. Leave about 4” above the ground. Hang plants upside down to dry. Seeds can be collected by running your hands down the stalk. Store dried seeds in the refrigerator or plant during the fall for the spring.