General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info

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Common names
  • Stokes' Aster
  • Cornflower Aster
  • Stokes Aster

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Comments:
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 1, 2014 7:05 PM concerning plant:
    According to NPIN, Stokesia laevis has special value to native bees.
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