'Kobold Original' is a shorter variety of liatris, more commonly known as Gayfeather or Blazing Star. The light-green, slim foliage is topped by fuzzy, lavender flowers. This plant is great for border plants and for cut flowers. 


Kobold Original Liatris


Common Name: Gayfeather, Blazing Star

A shorter cultivar that offers uniformity in height. Stock is totally from division, not seed. Characteristics of this selection are the same as the seed strain, L. s. 'Kobold', except that it grows only about half as tall.  In all, Liatris is a very strong vertical accent and 'Kobold' is one of the best selections available for border gardens. It is a staple item for cutting gardens; it adds a bright, vertical element to bouquets.



18.0-24.0 Inches




12.0-14.0 Inches


Hardiness Zones:




Flower Color:


Purple shades

Foliage Color:


Green shades



Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:


Average Water Needs

Soil Quality:


Poor Soil Quality

Average Soil Quality

Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:


Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)

Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)



Early Summer


Attracts Wings:


Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistant:


Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:


Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:



Garden Style:




Other Features:


Border Plant

Cut Flower

Cut Foliage

Dried Flower

Mass Planting

Kobold Original Liatris #1


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