Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
button snakewort 'Kobold'
'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
SynonymsLiatris spicata 'Goblin'
Liatris spicata Goblin
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Liatris are herbaceous perennials with narrow, grass-like foliage and erect, bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers which open from the top down
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may rot over-winter if grown in heavy soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
Deadhead as flowering is completed
Occasional problems with rust diseases or leaf spot
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