'Kobold' Gayfeather has lavender-magenta flower spikes blooming in June and July. The florets begin opening at the top of the flower stalk and progress downward. The stems are covered with long narrow green leaves. Liatris spicata 'Kobold' makes a great cut flower and is more compact than the species. It attracts many pollinators and, if deadheaded promptly, will rebloom.