Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

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Spiked Gayfeather, Blazing Star

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9

Rose-lavender spikes open from the top down! One of the most popular cut flowers in the florist industry.
This is the true Liatris 'Kobold', which maintains its short stature. A lot of what is sold as 'Kobold' is more likely the taller regular (spicata) species.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

July-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Flower spikes are best cut back after bloom to improve the plants appearance.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Three-lobed Coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba), Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Hollyhock (Alcea ), Moor Grass (Molina caerulea), Asiatic Lily (Lilium ), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Double Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus aconitifolius), Coneflower (Echinacea ), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Porcupine Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
Moist
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