Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
Common name   Blazing Stars
Hardiness Zone   4 to 9
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Medium moisture
Flower color   Bright purple
Bloom Time   July - August
Height   1.5 to 2 feet

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Tolerant of poor soils, drought, summer heat and humidity. Intolerant of wet soils in winter.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
A hardy perennial that blooms reliably and attracts butterflies to the garden, this Gayfeather is a long-lived joy. Blooms in summer. Liatris belongs to the aster family, with each flower head having only fluffy disk flowers (resembling "blazing stars") and no rays.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Welcome in the garden or vase, these tall wands of airy violet arise in abundance on strong, erect 2-foot stalks. Happy in full sun or part shade, Kobold remains attractive long after its midsummer bloom, with fresh, grasslike foliage staying neat and colorful well into fall.