Liatris spicata Kobold description:
Unusual creamy purple flower spikes that open from the top down in the summer and early autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, by a patio, or a wildlife garden. It is fairly easy if it is given well drained soil.
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Common names: Kobold Button Snakewort, Kobold Blazing Star and Kobold Gay Feather.
The photo below is actually of a similar variety called Liatris spicata Violet, but the variety ‘Kobold’ that we are selling is slightly more purple than this.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space in the flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, if well drained.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Perennials by mail order for your patio and borders.