Liatris spicata. Long-lived, undemanding plant with purplish-pink, bottle-like flower spikes which flower in late summer. These erect flower spikes open from the top down. With a height of 70cm Liatris spicata will add height and interest to a summer border.
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ has the same stiff purple spikes but with a height of 45cm.
Liatris spicata ‘Alba’
If you want to add a cooler colour choose the white-flowering Liatris spicata ‘Alba’
Liatris spicata is also a fantastic plant for wildlife. Butterflies and bees love all sorts of Liatris spicata.
Pruning Liatris spicata (button snakewort). Cut the faded flowers spikes back to the base of the plant in September.