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Kobold Liatris Plant

  • - Blazing Star
  • - Height: 18-24 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-August
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Kobold Liatris Plant
Plant Features

The Kobold Liatris Plant, often regarded as the best spicata cultivar for the garden, features numerous spikes of deep rosy-purple flowers on plants that are much shorter than the species. Blazing star plants have an excellent ability to cope with adverse conditions; they can withstand drought, heat and humidity, and the cold of winter. They thrive on moderate to poor soil if there is good drainage. Liatris bloom attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and seed eating birds; deer avoid them.

Common Names: blazing star, dense blazing star, marsh blazing star, gayfeather

Liatris Companion Plants: Dahlia, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Phygelius, Rudbeckia

Kobold Liatris Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Do not cut back the spent flowers as Goldfinch enjoy eating the seeds. Liatris can be cut back in later winter or early spring before the new growth starts. Spring is a good time to apply fertilizer for the year. Plants can be divided every 3-5 years. 

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 12-16 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rock Garden, Roof Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture
Critter Resistance Deer
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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VERY healthy

Very full & healthy for this small pot. Many stems getting ready to bloom now, several weeks later

From Sharon | May 25, 2021

Kobold - Blazing Star - Liatris Plant

Bought 3 at a good price. Product arrived in great condition due to excellent packing. All three arrived with a nice bunch of leaves and appeared to be ready for planting. It's only been a day or so since planting, but all three are doing well in 95 degree Georgia heat.

From anonymous | May 25, 2019


The plant was healthy and well packaged. It took 2 transplants to figure out the best soil environment for this one. It struggled a bit in the first pot but appears to be doing better in its 2nd one.

From Mary | June 20, 2018

Great Product

The plant arrived healthy and well packed.

From Timothy | June 15, 2018

Healthy Plant

The plant arrived with a strong healthy root system and healthy top growth. The shipping was prompt and the plant extremely well packed.

From anonymous | June 15, 2018