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Gayfeather 'Kobold'

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'  • 

This cultivar of a U.S. prairie plant offers the garden spikes of purple, fuzzy-looking flowers that open from the top down on plants up to 2 feet tall and 18 inches wide. The show starts in late summer and attracts butterflies and bees. Grow it in a moist meadow or border. The flowers are also beautiful in a vase.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Fuzzy purple flower spikes. U.S. native. Attracts butterflies and bees. No staking is needed.

Care: 

Needs consistently moist, light, well-drained soil and full sun.

Propagation: 

Divide clumps in spring, or start seeds in a cold frame in fall.

Properties

Height
0 - 60 cm
Color
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Sunlight
Full sun