Plant Care Appalachian Blazing Star

Appalachian Blazing Star

Also known as

Appalachian gayfeather, Southern gayfeather and tall gayfeather


Liatris squarrulosa

How to care for Appalachian Blazing Star


How often to water your Appalachian Blazing Star

Water needs for Appalachian Blazing Star
0.5 cups
every 9

Appalachian Blazing Star needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Appalachian Blazing Star in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Appalachian Blazing Star: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Appalachian Blazing Star love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Appalachian Blazing Star does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Appalachian Blazing Star

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Appalachian Blazing Star: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Appalachian Blazing Star after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Appalachian Blazing Star

Appalachian Blazing Star

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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