'Kobold Original' Blazing Star Bulbs

Pack of 5
Item #48374-PK-5


A compact and free-blooming native treasure

A carefree native perennial that belongs in every sunny garden, Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) is too uncommonly found in today's landscapes. A butterfly magnet that blooms all summer, it is carefree and lovely. Make it part of your next garden planting.

'Kobold Original' is a fine selection of Blazing Star, sporting long, flower-packed stems that open gradually over a period of several weeks. The top blooms open first, working their way down the stem as butterflies and other pollinators visit to sip the sweet nectar. These flowers are a brilliant rosy purple, standing out nicely above the neat rosette of foliage.

Just 14 inches high out of bloom and no more than 2 feet with the addition of its imposing flower stalks, 'Kobold Original' Blazing Star can be squeezed into crowded borders to brilliant effect. It stretches less than a foot wide, and its impact is far greater than the amount of space it occupies. Fond of sunshine, it repeats all summer when the first blooms are cut or deadheaded. (And be sure to cut some for indoor arrangements. 'Kobold Original' is a glorious subject in the vase.)

Unappetizing to nibbling deer and rabbits, this Blazing Star will thrive for many seasons in your sunny garden. Give it excellent soil drainage and pamper it a bit the first year to help it find its feet. From then on, it is quite low maintenance, surviving less-than-ideal conditions effortlessly. Its native resistance to pest and disease make it an easy addition to meadow and wildflower gardens. Discover the beauty of this natural favorite.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Liatris
Species spicata
Variety 'Kobold Original'
Item Form Pack of 5
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 14 in
Plant Width 8 in - 10 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Lavender, Rose
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 08, 2019

Growing Nicely

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

They came as bare bulbs. I had not grown them this way before. Wasn't sure what to expect. Put in shallow container with water to see what would happen. In a week, they are growing nicely, 2- 3 inches plant growth. Planting tomorrow.

Michele from IL

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