Looking for a plant that will add some eye-catching flair to your garden while also attracting beautiful birds and butterflies? Look no further than Liatris spicata var. Kobold, also known as Kobold Blazing Star or Kobold Spike Gayfeather. This herbaceous perennial plant is native throughout most of eastern North America and blooms with stunning spikes of purple (or pink/white) flowers in July and August. Best of all, Kobold is a compact variety that doesn't require staking. Not only does this plant add visual interest and a dose of nature to your outdoor space, but its leaves and roots are also highly useful in herbal remedies for ailments such as sore throats, gonorrhea, and kidney diseases. So why not add a touch of beauty and healing power to your garden with Kobold Blazing Star?