LIATRIS spicata 'Kobold Strain'

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LIATRIS spicata 'Kobold Strain'

Dwarf Blazing Star, Dwarf Spike Gayfeather
[Goblin]
Select Item No. LA188

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: USA: Maine to Florida, westwards to Louisiana
Special Features: A lower growing seed strain with the same impressive architectural flowering spikes as the wild species. lilac-rose blossoms on stiff spikes that flower (interestingly!) from the top down. Easy and reliable from seed, attracts bees. Will prefer a bit more moisture than other Liatris species. Variable.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac-rose
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: narrow basal leaves 25 cm long
Growth Habit: erect / clumping / compact / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.18471 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
314
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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