|Blazing Star (Liatris sp.) photo credit|
Plant each Blazing Star about 18 inches apart in a full to mostly sunny location. Many garden centers carry one or two ornamental varieties of Blazing Star as established plants. Also, the plant's large root system can be divided for propagation if you have access to a well established plant. Divide and transplant early in the spring to allow them to get well established again before the winter cold arrives. Another propagation option is to collect seeds after the flowers have faded and are dry. Broadcast seeds in the fall, start them in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame, or cold treat them before starting them indoors.
Please Note: Respect native prairie plant communities! Do not dig up wild plants or gather wild seed. They are a part of a greater community that depends on them. Thank you!
Happy Wildflower Gardening! :)