Stokesia laevis - Stokes Aster
Strap-like foliage covers spreading stems bearing buds that open in early to mid summer sporting 2" diameter flowers featuring blue rays surrounding a blue pincushion disk. Great for massing in a garden, its bloom is frequented by native bees and butterflies. Remove spent flowers for longer bloom.
- Remove spent flowers for longer bloom time
- Great nectar source for native butterflies
- Drought tolerant once established
- Perfect for grouping in many garden areas
- Rabbit resistant
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Remove spent flowering stems to encourage additional bloom. Avoid excessive moisture in the soil during winter
Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Can endure filtered sunlight, yet thrives best in full sun.