This compact selection of the prairie native is a welcome addition to the mid-summer garden. At only 24-30in high, 'Kobold' almost qualifies as a dwarf, and definitely belongs near the front of the border.
A North American genus consisting of about 20 species. Liatris is excellent for cutting, superb for drying, and beautiful in the border, where it looks best planted in groups. It is also a strong favorite with many butterflies. Plants offered thrive in full sun or partial shade and well-drained, even dry, soil, but they struggle in the desert Southwest.