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Stokesia

Stokesia spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

70cm

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Stokesia Overview

    Stokesia is a genus that contains only one species, S. laevis, it is part of the daisy family Asteraceae and originates from Southeastern USA. They are cultivated for their neat, evergreen basal rosettes and the long-lasting cornflower-like blooms that are popular as cut flowers. Commonly called Stokes’ aster, there are several cultivars available, most with white or blue-purple flowers, occasionally pink or yellow. They need well-drained soil in a sheltered position.

    How to propagate Stokesia

    Seed

    You can propagate from seeds in the autumn.

    Division

    Division in the spring.

    Other uses of Stokesia

    Suitable for coastal conditions.

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