Stokesia laevis 'Divinity' has large, white, aster-like blooms that open with a hint of yellow at the center and mature to pure white. The long lasting flowers bloom on leafless stems above the basal plant that has dusty blue-green leaves that are marked by a prominent white midvein. The foliage takes on a maroon cast in autumn. This plant is long blooming if deadheaded. Stokesia laevis 'Divinity' is a butterfly favorite.
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, savanna and ditches that are drier during the winter.
Stokesia laevis 'Divinity' prefers full sun and moist to average, well-drained soil. Once established, Stokesia can tolerate poor, dry soil, but are vulnerable to winter wet.