Stokesia laevis Stoke's Aster

$15.95
$15.95
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Description

Stokesia laevis has beautifully fringed, light blue to violet blue aster-like flowers held atop leafless stems. Plants form a rosette of smooth, dusty blue-green, lance-shaped leaves that have distinct pale midribs. The foliage of Stokesia laevis typically takes on a maroon cast in autumn.

Stokesia laevis, also known as Stoke's Aster is native to the southeastern coastal plain of the United States from Louisiana to North Carolina. This perennial is typically found in wetlands, bottomland, wet pinewoods, savannas and ditches that are drier during the winter.

Stokesia laevis prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Once established, Stokesia can tolerate poor, dry soil. It is long blooming if kept deadheaded. This plant dislikes wet soil in winter.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Stoke's Aster
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil but established plants can tolerate poor, dry soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: June-August

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 

 

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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