Liatris spicata Kobold

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$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

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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.


Type: Perennials
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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.