Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple' Stoke's Aster



'Honeysong Purple' is a Stokesia like no other: Large 4" royal-purple flowers with a hint of red in the center contrast with the bright white stamens. The blooms persist from early summer to mid-fall above the deep green, mounding foliage. They are highly attractive to butterflies.

'Honeysong Purple' is a cultivated variety of Stokesia laevis, which is native to the southeastern United States. More commonly called "Stoke's aster," its heat-tolerance makes it a great choice for gardens in southern climates.

Plant 'Honeysong Purple' Stoke's aster in well-draining soil. Consistent moisture is preferred, but established plants can tolerate poor, dry soil. This plant is deer and rabbit resistant.


  • Common Names: Stoke's Aster
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 14
  • Width at Maturity: 12-15
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: July-September
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

Deadhead to prolong bloom.

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