Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis)

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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
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 1, 2014 7:05 PM

According to NPIN, Stokesia laevis has special value to native bees.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Perennial id by Pleinhauser Apr 29, 2019 9:40 AM 1
What is this flower? by DomehomeDee Aug 10, 2018 6:48 PM 5
Untitled by Samlav Sep 28, 2017 7:48 PM 6
NJ wildflower by keithp2012 Aug 26, 2017 6:29 AM 10
unknown native? by MollyMc Oct 30, 2016 11:52 AM 11
Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis); from North Charleston plant swap by greene May 31, 2015 8:09 PM 7
What's Blooming - 2015 - Photos and chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2016 6:25 PM 1,786
Color Echoes, anyone? by pirl Sep 18, 2019 6:53 AM 2,518
2013 - Where Are You Ordering From? by Marilyn Jul 10, 2013 3:08 AM 51
Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis) by KyWoods Jul 22, 2011 3:49 PM 7

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