Plant ID forum: Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis); from North Charleston plant swap

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 22, 2015 8:04 AM CST
This plant came from the North Charleston swap and is finally ready to make a bloom.
As I stare at this with eager anticipation, can anyone give me a hint what it might be?

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Thanks to digital imaging I can see little spiky things on the leaves and the flower bud. Scary!


Sorry, I forgot to take an image of the entire plant. *Blush*
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
May 22, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Hi Greene, it looks like the lovely...
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 22, 2015 4:13 PM CST
Danita, it looks like you are correct. Thanks. The suspense was killing me!
I'll add new photos once the blooms open. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
May 22, 2015 4:22 PM CST
You still have the suspense of seeing which color you have....pale creamy yellow, white, pink or purple! Green Grin!
That are all pretty!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 22, 2015 4:25 PM CST
This is what I love most about the unwanted, orphaned leftovers at local plant swaps. It may take a year or three to see a bloom, but the reward is fantastic.
Better go charge up the camera battery! Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 31, 2015 4:26 PM CST
The flower bud started to show some color this morning. Hurray!
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Before I could edit and upload, the flower opened fully and it's a light purple color.
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Is this a positive ID for the Stokes' Aster/Stokesia laevis?
Thank You!





Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 31, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Absolutely positively a Stokesia laevis
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 31, 2015 8:09 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thank You!

Thanks for all the help. I am marking this 'solved' as Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis).
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
[Last edited by greene - May 31, 2015 8:25 PM (+)]
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