Liatris spicata 'Kobold'Item #5788 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ly-AT-riss spi-KAH-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkCompanion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Bellflower (Campanula); Yarrow (Achillea); Avens (Geum)
- CareCare InformationEasily 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:Cultivated by seed.