Blue Frills Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Synstokhar' PP#28305

Asteraceae

Blue Frills Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster
Blue Frills Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster
Blue Frills Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster
Blue Frills Stokesia produces large, light purple, 3-4" wide, cornflower-like daisies in early and midsummer atop short sturdy stems on a well branched compact perennial. Blue Frill's Stoke's Aster was selected for its compact and well-branched habit, exceptional flower production, and its beautifully colored flowers on an already tough native perennial.Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and it's easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough.

Stoke's Aster or Stokesia Daisies are durable drought, deer, and rabbit resistant, clump-forming native perennials. Their reliability and durability make them highly recommended garden perennials. In the northern most portions of its range, zones 5 and 6, it should be provided with a deep winter mulch. Their only downfall is wet soggy winter soils which could cause rot. Otherwise these are great garden performers that will bring their owners many years of enjoyment with almost no maintenance required. Attracts butterflies and a host of other pollinators. May reseed under good conditions though it may be unlikely to where mulched.

Grows To: 10-12''H x 12-16''W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils. Moderately drought tolerant once well-established.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: Netherland Gardens - Henricus Godefridus Wilhelmus Stemkens in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands - 2008

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 8.99
Catalog ID# 11488
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