Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Also known as Blazing Star, this showy wildflower bears single fuzzy flower spikes in summer that attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Seed eating birds love the seeds that develop in fall and winter. Gayfeather makes a great cut flower, and dries well.
Gayfeather prefers full sun and requires a winter chill to thrive. It tolerates poor soil, heat and humidity. The grassy clumps of this hardy perennial die down each season, and should be divided every 2-4 years to keep it growing vigorously. Gayfeather tends to become naturalized in zones 8 and 9.