An upright, widely branched perennial with numerous individual flowers. The dark crimson buds are as visually appealing as the bright pink, fluffy flowerheads which resemble blazing stars.
Also known as rocky mountain blazingstar, smooth gayfeather. A member of the aster family.
63,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container, cuttings; cold stratify 150 days.
Rocky woods and slopes, prairies.
A favourite nectar source for monarch butterflies.
Seed source for birds; notably goldfinch.