Cornflower Aster (Stokesia laevis 'Purple Parasols')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: 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 9b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Blue-Violet
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2014-08-13
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Date: 2018-06-25
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-09-17
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-10-01
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Location: a local nurseryDate: 2014-07-24
By Calif_Sue
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
By vic
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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lots of seed to trade or sase by rockskipper May 30, 2015 3:40 PM 15
Mamajack's Walters Gardens a few choice plants by 9kittymom Jul 20, 2011 10:30 PM 3

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