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  • gay feather
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

gay feather

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2 litre pot £11.99
2 litre pot £11.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, reliably moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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. This exotic-looking perennial will bring a vertical accent and late summer colour to the middle of a sunny border. It makes an excellent cut flower and bees and butterflies love it, too.

  • Garden care: Protect the young shoots from slug-damage using beer traps or environmentally-friendly slug pellets. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, applying a mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant.
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