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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Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-05-08
A newly released # Monarch enjoying the nectar of the emerging bl
Location: Lilburn, GA
Date: 2022-09-09
Mature pods
Location: Home garden
Date: 2020-07-16
By KYgal
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-06-10
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-12-15

Date: c. 1857
illustration [as Stokesia cyanea] by W. Fitch from 'Curtis's Bota
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-06-28
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-08-01
Stokes Aster 003
Location: Lilburn, GA
Date: 2022-09-09
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: NC| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-14
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-25
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2017-05-05
Seedlings from wintersowing.
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: June 27, 2022
Stokes aster #48 nn;  RAB page 1038, 179-23-1; LHB p. 1030, 194-1
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 20o8-7-5
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2004-07-04
Photo by greene
Location: Florissant, MO
Date: July 2010
Future Flower
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-07-20
Heart of flower

Date: 2018-06-27
Photo by greene
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Date: 2014-04-22
Stoke's Aster from North Charleston plant swap
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-09-26
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-04
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-06-10
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-03
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: May 23, 2022
Stokes aster #48 nn;  RAB page 1038, 179-23-1; LHB p. 1030, 194-1
Photo by greene
Location: 5b
Date: 2017-10-24
Ugly Duckling-future lavender swan
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-06-26
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2016-07-27
Stokeshia

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-06-28

Credit florum
Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens Chapel Hill,  NC
Date: late June 2014
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-11-20
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-29
Photo by KyWoods
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-07-20
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-08-27
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: 2011
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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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