Liatris 'Kobold Original' Bulbs

A Lovely Native Perennial | Versatile and Adaptable
Special Price $7.18 Regular Price $17.95
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Features to Note


3 - 9

Mature Height

14 IN

Mature Width

10 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Poor

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


The native Liatris spicata is a tall, airy wildflower, irresistible to butterflies and able to thrive in a variety of adverse conditions. 'Kobold Original' is a splendid cultivar of that native species, with the same adaptability and butterfly appeal in a much more compact, flower-intense form.

Absolutely indispensable for the meadow garden, wildflower groupings, and the sunny border, Liatris 'Kobold Original' grows just 14 inches high but boasts long, flower-packed stems that open (unusually) from the top down, keeping the plant in color for many weeks in mid- to late summer. The blooms are a rosy shade of lavender, held elegantly above whorled, narrow foliage. They make excellent cut flowers, and bring in butterflies by the dozen during their long season of glory.

Liatris 'Kobold Original' is left alone by deer and other nibbling creatures, and flourishes quite happily in poor or dry soils provided the drainage is good and full sunshine is available. Truly carefree, it is a perennial to plant both in small clumps and great drifts for breathtaking swathes of color. Its native vigor helps it resist disease, and it is hardy across the United States. Do give it a go in your garden this season.


Genus: Liatris
Species: spicata
Variety: 'Kobold Original'
Item Form: Bulb
Category: Bulbs, Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Lavender, Rose
Habit: Compact
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 9
Uses: Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No



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