Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. 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. 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.
Stokesia laevis, Stokes Aster
- Height 1'-2'. Spread 1'-1.5. Purple blooms in summer. Sow indoors 65-70 degrees. Germination 25-30 days.