Twinkle, Twinkle, Blazing Star (aka the Liatris)

As a symbol, the blazing star flower is said to be representative of satisfaction, bliss and happiness.

The Liatris  which is also known as Gay-feather or Blazing Star, has rigid spikes of fluffy flowers.The heads of these blossoms are make up entirely of disc florets, and develop in hues of white, rosy purple and fuchsia.  One of the usual characteristics is that the flowers bloom from the top down rather than the bottom up, as is common with most upright spiked flowers.This makes them a great cut flower, because as the old flowers at the top begin to look spent, they can just be snipped off and the stalk will continue putting out fresh blooms farther down the stem.

The flowers are hermaphrodite ( have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees. Butterflies are particularly attracted to the nectar rich blossoms.


  • “spray” type production produces branching Liartis – which has multiple blooms- great value
  • the flower adds height and color to any wedding bouquet, table centerpiece or flower arrangement
  • used as a focal flower in hand-tied bouquets
  • blends well with other flowers
  • display in the back of an arrangement since it is taller than most flowers and the vivid color will draw attention through the arrangement
  • liatris adds texture , as the flowers look fuzzy and the florets open

Enjoy working with Liatris , as it can make you a star and your work will shine.

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