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Stokesia laevis/Stokes' Aster

Stokesia laevis / Stokesia laevis
Starry, lavender colored flowers in spring
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Starry, lavender colored flowers in spring

In garden bed

Close-up of flower


Foliage, buds and a sprinkling of flowers

Border planting of stokes aster

Lavender colored flowers in May in Louisiana

Flowers showing its different parts

Close-up of a flower in early May

Flowering plants have a number of blooms at the same time

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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
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
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.