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Liatris Kobold

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$19.95 $9.97 ea.
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Irresistible to Butterflies
A native American wildflower excellent for border, meadow, or wild garden settings. Spikes of rounded, fluffy, pink-purple flower heads from summer into fall top strong, erect, leafy foliage. Liatris flowers on multiple spikes seldom taller than 2 1/2'. One of the finest selections.

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Code LIKO

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Plant Type Perennials

Species spicata

Height Medium 24"-30"

Spacing Plant 14"apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant

Liatris General Information

Liatris are excellent compact plants for perennial borders and cutting gardens. No staking is needed. Flowers form on tall spikes that rise from a basal tuft of narrow, grass-like foliage. Foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. Fuzzy, thistle-like blossoms open on spikes from top to bottom. Excellent pollinator attractors. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Liatris Plant Care

Grows in any condition. Low maintenance. Cut back flowering spikes by one half after flowering to promote rebloom. Seedheads can be left on to provide fall interest and to supply winter bird food. Can be divided every 4 years or so in spring or fall. Emerging plants look like grass clumps so be careful in spring when weeding.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October