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Kobold Gayfeather

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

This more compact cultivar forms low grassy clumps which produce recurring spikes of showy pink blossoms. Naturally adapted to meadow gardens, but equally at home in sunny beds and borders. A long-lasting flower, excellent for cut flower arrangements. An herbaceous perennial.
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Good to grow! 5


Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationly-AT-riss spi-KAH-tuh
LoreCultivated by seed.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bellflower (Campanula); Yarrow (Achillea); Avens (Geum)

Easily grown in fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates mild drought. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!