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Stokesia

Stokesia (Stokes' Aster)

In the wild, stokesia is usually blue, lilac or white but new cultivated varieties of stokesia laevis are yellow and magenta. Stokesia is also a great butterfly attractant in the summer garden.

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Stokesia laevis is native to the pinewoods of the southeastern US and has gained recognition as one of the world's finest perennials. We are pleased to present several stokesia selections that expand the species far past any forms previously known.

In the wild, stokesia is usually blue, lilac or white but new cultivated varieties of stokesia laevis are yellow and magenta. In the wild, stokesia is a low growing plant, but new cultivars place the beautiful and exotic flowers at the end of tall flower stalks.

Stokesia performs great in full sun to part sun, where they prefer an acidic, well-drained soil. Stokesia lives in boggy areas in its native environment but performs well in the garden in both moist and moderately dry beds. Stokesia is also a great butterfly attractant in the summer garden. When you're ready to buy stokesia for your perennial garden, check our our online list of stokesia for sale.

Check out our article on Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'.