Blazing Stars are an amazing perennial, native flower that grows between 24 to 48 inches high. It blooms a wonderful violet (and sometimes blooms pinkish or red-purplish) along a long bud. The pellets are fuzzy and soft. It attracts butterflies and birds and is deer/rabbit tolerant (though, deer sometimes eat it). It’s great for rain gardens while also performing well in dry conditions. There’s almost no maintenance necessary, except the usual weeding any planted bed needs from time to time. It can take a season or two to establish if planted as a small seedling. I have about 10 that haven’t grown more than an inch this year that I planted as small seedlings. Once it gets its roots in the ground, it becomes a showy, colorful flower that will make your garden pop.
If you want to get on my call list for the next time I find deals on plants and other goodies, send me your info via my contact form. I will text you when I find things of interest, so your mobile number is preferred. Usually, I send out the notice when I’m already at the nursery/shop/store/etc, so you’ll need to get back to me fast or I may already be gone. I can always shoot you a picture of the item if you need to see it first. I can either drop it off at your house (as long as you live within Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn area) and you can DIY it from there. Or, I can have the items planted for you for an additional fee.