Gayfeather - Blazing Star - Bulk Pricing - Seeds & Bulbs
Gayfeather - Blazing Star
Gayfeather, also called blazing star, is excellent as cut flowers, and in recent years has become a favorite of the florist industry. In the garden, it are best used as a tall border, or naturalized and in wildflower meadows. Blazing Star will take longer than most flowers to show well, sometimes requiring a couple of years, but they are worth the wait. Gayfeather is a magnet for butterflies, bees, rare moths and hummingbirds, and resists deer.
Plant in Spring or fall in a sunny location. They prefer a moist but well drain, rich, organic soil, but will tolerate poor soil and drought.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Height: 3' to 5'
Bloom Time: Summer (July and August)
Zones: 3 - 9
To Plant A Meadow: Prepare soil by removing weeds and cultivating to loosen the soil. Spread seeds evenly over prepared soil. Pressing or rolling seeds onto soil will help improve germination rate. Keep soil slightly moist until seedlings are established.
Average seeds per pound: 140,000
Seeding Rate: 21 pounds per acre
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