Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Good Cut Flowers
Evergreen
Container
Easy to Grow
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Picture courtesy of Heritage Perennials

Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue'

Stokes' Aster

This Aster has large, shaggy blue blooms with deep green foliage. This perennial is evergreen in mild Winter areas and has an upright growing habit.

Height:

12-18 in

Bloom Time:

Summer-Early Fall

Bloom Color:

Blue

Stokesia (sto-kee'-see-uh)

Family: Asteraceae · Common Name: Stokes' Aster

Southeastern U.S. natives have daisylike flowers in shades of violet, blue, yellow and white. Very heat and drought tolerant. A wonderful choice for a summer cut flower arrangement or planted in perennial borders.

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