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Stokes Aster 'Blue Star'  (Stokesia laevis 'Blue Star')

Stokes Aster 'Blue Star' (Stokesia laevis 'Blue Star')

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates filtered sunlight, but prefers full sun. Prefers moist, sandy soils, but has surprisingly good drought and heat tolerance. Wet soil in winter is the main cause of death for this plant. A well-drained soil is essential. These plants appreciate winter mulch in the northern parts of their growing range (USDA Zone 5). Deadhead individual spent flowers and remove spent flowering stems to encourage additional bloom. Plants can be cut back to basal foliage after bloom.

 

Native Range: Southeastern United States

Zone: 5 to 9

Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

Bloom Time: May to July

Bloom Description: Blue

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Showy

Tolerate: Rabbit, Drought

$6.00Price

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