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Stokes Aster in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Stokesia laevis

 

Stokes' Aster

The flowers appear in the summer and are purple, blue, or white and several named cultivars are available. It is an unusual plant with large cornflower-like blooms on short plants, with rosettes of narrowly lance-shaped, dark-green leaves. It has a long flowering season, from mid-summer until the first severe frost in mid-autumn.

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plant Features
  • Stokes Aster likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Stokes Aster likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Stokes Aster is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Stokes Aster likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Stokes' Aster

Latin name

Stokesia laevis

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Stokes Aster likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Stokes Aster is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Stokes Aster likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Stokes Aster likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Stokes Aster is 0.45meters x 0.60meters 0.45 M 0.60 M

Stokesia laevis

The flowers appear in the summer and are purple, blue, or white and several named cultivars are available. It is an unusual plant with large cornflower-like blooms on short plants, with rosettes of narrowly lance-shaped, dark-green leaves. It has a long flowering season, from mid-summer until the first severe frost in mid-autumn.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Stokesia needs acid soil, a sunny spot, and very good drainage as the roots rot if plants are wet in winter. This rules out most woodland gardens, which are too damp and shady.

 

Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagate by division. Divide plants every three to five years in early spring to increase numbers and to maintain vigour.

 
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