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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

$15.00$25.00 + GST

Widely known as a commercial cut flower, this selection features a low clump of grassy, green foliage, bearing tall spikes of bright magenta-purple blooms in midsummer. Beautiful in combination with the white forms.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 1.5 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 1 ft FLOWER Early Summer, Purple, Pink
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Clump of narrow long deep green leaves

Deer/Rabbit:

Rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant or in a massed planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Other:

AKA. Gayfeather

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in early summer

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires average moist, well-drained conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Tall flowers might need staking

Clump Division:

Can be divided every 3-4 years in spring

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Historically used medicinally by Native Americans for its different properties. The root of the plant is most often used. Currently, the plant is used for sore throats, herbal insect repellent and in potpourri.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot, #2 Pot