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Stoke's Aster

Botanical Name
Stokesia laevis
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
9
Height
12 to 24 inches
Width
18 inches
Flowers
Summer: blue, white, pink, purple
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Requires a well-drained soil
  • Plants growing in Zone 5 benefit from winter mulch to help regulate soil temperature
  • Good drought and heat tolerance
  • Deadheading will encourage additional flowers
  • Plants can be cut back to basal foliage after flowering
  • Stems can be floppy and will benefit from support
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Alba - white flowers
  • Blue Danube - lavender-blue flowers up to 5 inches wide
  • Blue Moon - pale blue flowers
  • Peachie's Pick - later blooming, 3 inch fluffy blue flowers, 12 to 18 inches
  • Blue Star - light blue flowers, sturdy stems
  • Klaus Jelitto - powder blue 3 to 4 inch flowers
  • Rosea - rosy-pink flowers
  • Silver Moon - creamy white flowers
  • Wyoming - deep blue flowers

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