Stokesia is commonly known by name Stokes Aster.
It is an hardy perennial that reaches from 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) in height.
Varieties of Stokesia may have fringed blue, purple, white, or pink flowers. These come into bloom in the summer.
Stokesia laevis - Stokes' aster by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋).
The Stokesia genus consists of just one species: Stokesia laevis.
Stokesia 'Peachie's pick' Cultivar photograph by cultivar413; CC.
Stokesia 'Blue Danube' Cultivar photograph by Jean; CC.
The seeds of Stokes Aster (Stokesia plants) can be sown outdoors in either early spring or early autumn.
Seeds should be sown in either a sunny or partially shaded part of the garden and then lightly covered.
Stokesia likes to grow in a rich soil and it is very important that the ground that the plant grows in has very good drainage.
If starting off indoors then start about 10 weeks in advance. Seeds should take about 3 to 4 weeks to germinate at 20 to 22 degrees Celsius (68 to 72°F).
The young Stokesia plants can be put outside either early in autumn or just before the last frost of spring.
Small species of Stokesia should be planted at about 25 cm ( 10 inches) apart, whilst larger varieties should be planted about 45 cm (18 inches) apart.
It is easy to look after the Stokesia plants. Do not let soil become drenched as they do not like wet soil; cut back to ground level at the end of the season in autumn.
If you require more plants then propagate by division in the early months of spring.
The Stokesia genus, also known as the Stokes' Aster, consists of a single species, Stokesia laevis.
Yes, Stokesia laevis makes a beautiful garden plant with its large, showy flowers and attractive foliage. It's excellent for borders and wildflower gardens.
The Stokesia laevis is the only species in this genus and is frequently grown by gardeners.
Stokesia plants are not typically fragrant, but their beautiful and striking flowers are highly valued in gardens.
Stokesia prefers full sun to light shade and well-drained soil. It's suitable for borders, butterfly gardens, and wildflower meadows.
Currently, Stokesia is not listed as invasive in the USA. Always check local guidelines for the most accurate information.
To remove Stokesia, uproot the entire plant including the root system to prevent regrowth.
The Stokesia genus consists of a single perennial plant native to North America. It is recognized for its large, aster-like flowers that bloom in summer, providing color when many other perennials are past their peak.
Grow Stokesia from seeds, cuttings, or division, typically in spring. They prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained soil. Regular watering is required, particularly in dry periods, and deadheading can help to encourage a longer flowering period.