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Stokesia laevis

Stokes aster

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  • Stokesia laevis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Stokesia laevis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPurplish blue and white, various
  • Leaf ColourGlossy

Description

Stokesia laevis (Stokes aster). This species produces long slender evergreen foliage with upright stems bearing large aster-like flower heads in pink, blue, purple, white or yellow from late summer to mid autumn. This is a beautiful perennial which will need fertile soil with good drainage, especially in the winter. You can propagate by seeds, division or root cuttings in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, walls, rock garden, flower arranging

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun or partial-shade with fertile, well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in the spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in the spring.

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