Liatris spicata 'Original Kobold' Gayfeather



Liatris is a staple in cut flower gardens and pollinator gardens alike for its tall spires of fluffy, purple blooms from summer to fall. Liatris spicata 'Original Kobold' is a compact, prolific variety, and one of our favorites!

A variety of an eastern US native, 'Original Kobold' thrives in moist, well-draining soil in full sun.  It may rebloom if it's cut back.

Butterflies, bees, and finches will appreciate the addition of 'Original Kobold' Gayfeather to the garden!


  • Common Names: Gayfeather, Blazing Star
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, Well-Draining
  • Height at Maturity: 24 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 18 inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.