Photo: Blackstem Plants
Liatris spicata 'Kobold Strain'
This is a wild flower in the moist meadows of North America but performs just brilliantly in the average garden.
Easy to grow, the long-lasting spikes of deep magenta flowers appear from August to September above strap-shaped, fresh green leaves.
The attractive, bottlebrush flowers open from the top downwards looking quite exotic despite its humble origins.
It makes an excellent cut flower and bees and butterflies love it too.
'Kobold' purple flower spikes are darker than the species.
Well drained, dry