“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

Blazing Star, Gayfeather

Garden(s):

Swan, Shakespeare, Oval, Old Post

Type:

Perennial

Height:

35 cm (14 in)

Spread:

50-60 cm (20-24 in)

Light:

Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

2

Bloom Time:

July, August

Bloom Colour:

Purple

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Average, Sandy,Clay

Notes:

Widely grown, often for cut flowers. Flowers are unusually fluffy and are found on spikes that open from the top downwards.