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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
button snakewort 'Kobold'
Liatris are herbaceous perennials with narrow, grass-like foliage and erect, bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers which open from the top down
'Kobold' is a compact clump-forming perennial with narrow, grass-like foliage and erect spikes of deep purple flowers, which open from the top downwards, in late summer and early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may rot over-winter if grown in heavy soil
Propagate by seed in autumn: divide in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Deadhead as flowering is completed
Pests Susceptible to slugs, snails and mice
Occasional problems with rust diseases or leaf spot
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button snakewort 'Kobold'
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