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
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

A newly released # Monarch enjoying the nectar of the emerging bl

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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-05-08A newly released # Monarch enjoying the nectar of the emerging bl
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Location: Home gardenDate: 2020-07-16By KYgal
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-06-25
By plantrob
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 20o8-7-5
By gardengus
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2014-12-15
By gardengus
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Location: Florissant, MODate: July 2010Future Flower
By ArtD
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-01Stokes Aster 003
By dawiz1753
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-06-28
By csandt
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2014-04-22Stoke's Aster from North Charleston plant swap
By greene
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-24
By Deby
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Date: 2018-06-27
By Lucichar
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Location: Illinois, USDate: 2017-05-05Seedlings from wintersowing.
By molanic
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-07-20Heart of flower
By bonitin
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2010-06-26
By gardengus
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2016-07-27Stokeshia
By Deebie
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-04
By csandt
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2004-07-04
By jmorth
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Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens Chapel Hill,  NCDate: late June 2014
By bxncbx
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Location: 5bDate: 2017-10-24Ugly Duckling-future lavender swan
By Samlav
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-06-28
By csandt
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Comments:
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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Name of this flower? by sj6x Jul 22, 2020 2:06 PM 18
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
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