12 Perennial Companion Plants For Blazing Star Flowers

Many burning star species and cultivars are in the Liatris genus. These stunning plants enhance the scenery. Long-blooming flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Any Liatris and its companion plants are ideal for pollinator-friendly landscaping.  

1. Beardtongue

Beardtongue grows in average-quality, well-drained soil in the east and southeast. Liatris and beardtongue hate saturated soil. Beardtongue grows easily from seed or mature cluster division. Pineleaf beardtongue is another option.  

2. Beebalm 

Eastern US perennial beebalm, or crimson bee balm, is a wildflower. This shrub has bright scarlet summer blossoms. Like wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), it has pale purple blooms. The tubular flowers' spherical clusters attract hummingbirds. Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   

3. Black-Eyed Susan

Many species and commercial cultivars of black-eyed Susan exist. Blazing star plants grow any black-eyed Susan. Black-eyed Susan is a biannual wildflower. They grow easily from seed and self-seed in the garden, so you'll always have these lovely flowers.   

4. Blue Fescue

Blue fescue, a little ornamental grass, creates thick clumps of thin blue-green blades. The early summer blossoms aren't showy. The colorful foliage of blue fescue is its main attraction. Plant multiple clumps for a lovely display.  

5. Butterfly Milkweed

Every butterfly garden needs milkweed. The garden-friendly eastern and southeastern US milkweed A. tuberosa is one of numerous species. Butterfly milkweed is 2–2.5 feet tall. Though it takes 2–3 years to bloom, it's easy to grow from seed.  

6. Common Bluestar

Common bluestar inhabits central US forests and meadows. It enjoys direct sunlight but will take mild shade. Growing it in average-quality, medium-moisture, well-drained soil Earlier blooming common bluestar may pair with luminous star. Twin these plants in your star garden!  

7. Coneflower

Coneflowers are pink, purple, or white, with variable tints. They bloom all summer. Large, colorful flowers attract butterflies and pollinators.  

8. Coreopsis

Coreopsis trees bloom later in the season, from the middle to the end of summer to the beginning of fall. Coreopsis has pretty leaves, some of which are thin and fern-like, others with deep lobes, and still others with simple rectangular leaves.  

9. False Blue Indigo

The shrublike perennial wildflower false blue indigo is lovely. Eastern US plains and meadows are its home. This plant likes full sun, dry to medium-moisture, well-drained soil. Starting false blue indigo from seed takes time to flower.  

10. Great Blue Lobelia

A summer garden with big blue lobelia would highlight its huge spikes of pale purple-blue flowers. This plant blooms as the spring-blooming blazing star finishes. Creating continuity in the garden attracts hummingbirds and pollinators all season.   

11. Lavender Hyssop

The blooms bloom all summer. Small spikes of pale purple flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Grow lavender hyssop in sun or mild shade. Soil should be well-drained and dry to medium. With brilliant star, this plant is a good companion.  

12. New England Aster

You should realize that New England aster grows big. Ground-level rhizomes spread this bushy perennial tall and wide. Second, New England aster is stunningly attractive. From late summer to October, New England aster blooms almost completely.  

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