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'.
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.