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Stokesia is a native North American wildflower. It has been grown for many years for its beautiful flowers and ease of culture. Blooming from midsummer to early fall (if deadheaded), it is a tremendous accent to yellow, pink, or white mums and other late bloomers.


Common Name: Stoke's Aster
Botanical Name: Stokesia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Performs best in well-drained soil. It can adapt to dry or moist conditions, but cannot tolerate standing water.
Light Requirements: Stokes' Asters perform best in full sun
Attributes: Drought Tolerant • Container • Mass Plant • Cut flower or foliage • Border, deer resistant, rabbit resistant, attracts butterflies
Pests: --
Diseases: --
Good Companion Plants: Tickseed, Daylily, Yarrow, Lamb's Ear, Baby's Breath

Deadheading spent flower stalks often prolongs flowering. Once flowering is finished, plants can be cut back to the basal foliage if fresh new growth is desired. Winter mulch is recommended in zone 5.

Planting Instructions:   Perennials



This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Stokesia 'Blue Danube'
Stoke's Aster
zones 5-9
Description:  Reminiscent of the Blue Danube River, this selection produces large lavender-blue flowers measuring 4-5 inches across. They are wonderful in fresh bouquets. The deep green foliage is neatly mounding.
Bloom Color: Lavender-blue
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-18"
Spread: 12-15"

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Stokesia 'Honeysong Purple'
Stoke's Aster
zones 5-9
Description:  'Honeysong Purple' sports true royal purple flowers with a hint of red towards the center that darkens as it ages. The contrasting white stamens and purple-tinged stems add to its appeal. The individual flowers measure 4 inches across and have petals with deeply serrated edges. They are wonderful in fresh bouquets. The deep green foliage is neatly mounding.
Bloom Color: Royal Purple
Bloom Time: Mid summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14"
Spread: 12-15"

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Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick'
Stoke's Aster
zones 5-9
Description:  Named after the plantswoman who discovered it, Peachie Saxton of Mississippi, this variety produces the typical lavender-blue stokesia flowers. However, it blooms much longer and a bit later than the other types. It has an upright habit and healthy-looking, deep green foliage that remains attractive all season. Its longer stems make it a good variety for cut flowers. A solid performer in the landscape.
Bloom Color: Lavender-blue
Bloom Time: Mid-summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 18-24"

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