Liatris spicata

Common name: Marsh Blazing Star

Native plant

Liatris spicata is one of the more common Liatris species in the trade, commonly sold as "Kolbold". The straight species losses nothing in its beauty, but it is somewhat taller. Happiest on moist sites and drainages, it adapts very nicely to garden soils and grows to fill open space around itself. Can seed in good soil, but I'm not sure many gardeners will mind. Pollinators of all sizes love visiting this plant.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period




General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Yellow Orange

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot Rain garden suited

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