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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
Common Name: Blazing Star Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
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'Kobold' is a shorter form than the species growing to about two to two and a half feet tall. Mass these striking purple flower spikes for maximum effect. An excellent vertical for summer that works well with nepetas and the yellows of coreopsis and oenotheras. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Meadows, borders of marshes, savannahs, damp slopes. Poor dry ridges

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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