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Liatris spicata Kobold Original

Kobold Original Gayfeather

  • »  Stiff upright stems
  • »  Dark green, grassy leaves
  • »  Bottle brush magenta flowers starting in July
  • »  Attracts bees and butterflies
  • »  Drought tolerant
  • »  Compact habit
  • »  Native

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An American native best planted in drifts, Liatris 'Kobold Original' is a free spirit in the border, in the meadow or in the wild. With striking vertical lines, Blazing Stars add lift to the garden as stiff upright stems rise from a tuft of dark green, grassy leaves starting in July. The magenta-purple straplike petals of the many small blooms along the stiff flower stem create a unique bottle brush look that is outstanding and a magnet for bees and butterflies in search of nectar. Drought tolerance along with a compact habit makes it a great choice for containers or grouped in the middle of the garden. This Prides Corner Farms selection comes from divisions rather than a seed source, making 'Kobold Original' consistently shorter and more compact then the seed strain of Liatris 'Kobold'.

Attributes
Native
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Supports Bees
Flower Color
Purple
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Habit
Compact
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Liatris spicata 'Kobold Original'

Remove old foliage before new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2-3 years if overgrown. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.

Great Companions for Kobold Original Gayfeather