Stokesia laevis/Stokes' Aster

Stokesia laevis / Stokesia laevis
Starry, lavender colored flowers in spring
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Scientific Name: Stokesia laevis
Common Name: Stokes' Aster
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a clump forming perennial that is noted for its showy blue flowers in late spring and early summer. It is best adapted to the Upper South where temperatures are more moderate. Plants are somewhat short-lived in the hot humid Lower South. Divide and transplant clumps in autumn. Provide full sunlight, especially morning sun and a fertile, well drained soil.