Liatris spicata 'Kobold Original'

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Common Name:
Blazing Star
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Shade
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Garden Height:
18-30 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-16 Inches
  • Great for an upright accent to mounding perennials
  • More compact variety
  • A big favorite of the butterflies

Outstanding spikes of rose-lavender flowers open from the top down in early summer. The foliage is green, narrow, and opposite. It is deer resistant, attracts butterflies, and makes a great cut flower. A fantastic plant that adds vibrant color and excellent stature to the garden. One of the best perennials for the sunny border.

Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Prairie Gardens, Wildflower Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Native
Growth Habit: Upright

Homeowner Growing Tips: Plant in full sun. Grow in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Dislikes heavy soil, which may cause it to rot over winter.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

Reviews (4)

  • Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

    Posted by Tamar on Jun 8th 2022

    The plants arrived carefully packaged and in great condition. I could not put them in immediately but kept them watered and in dappled shade. They are happily blooming in my garden today. Couldn't be happier with this plant purchase.

  • uneven blooms

    Posted by Adiva Sotzsky on Nov 20th 2020

    Planted in full sun and the blooms have been relatively uneven but the plant seems to be hearty. Nice color. The real test will be if they bloom this next spring.