Stokes Aster

‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes Aster is a wonderful addition to any cottage garden.  It’s frilly petals in a wide range of colors and it’s ability to readily self seed make it a great plant to have in an area that you don’t mind letting take care of itself. If you don’t want to let it go to seed and take over your garden space make sure you dead head any spent blossoms or cut the flowers just as they begin to open for flower arrangements and bouquets. Because of it’s late season bloom time this plant is great for spots that lack flowers or interesting foliage during the mid to end point of your growing season.

This Southern United States native can be divided every 2 years in the Spring.

Stokes Aster

Stokesia laevis

  • Light Exposure: Sun to part shade
  • Soil Type: Light, free draining
  • Height: 10-30″
  • Width: 8-16″
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early Fall
  • Bloom Colour: Mauve, purple, yellow, blue, white
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Mildew, leaf spot, rabbits, deer
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, drought tolerant, cut and dried flowers
  • Zone: 6-10

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