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Stokes Aster
Stokesia laevis


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Blue
Lavender
Purple
White
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Large decorative highly fringed flowers appear above a neat mound of foliage.

Culture

Moist well-drained soil in a full sun location

Cultivars

'Blue Danube' 12-18 inches tall, blue flowers with white centers

'Honeyray Purple' 12-14 inches tall, purple flowers

'Colorwheel' 15-18 inches tall, flowers change color through the day from white to lavender

'Mary Gregory' 12-18 inches tall, soft yellow flowers

'Klaus Jeletto' 12-18 inches tall, large blue flowers

Notes

Needs very good drainage especially over the winter. Deadhead to prolong bloom period. Drought tolerant once established. Attracts butterflies.