Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Star’ seeds – (Stokes’ Aster)

$5.70

This plant has large bluish mauve flowers which resemble that of a cornflower. It can be used as a cut flower and is also a valuable late summer flowering perennial in the garden

Description

This plant forms a short mound of dark green leaves and can be used as a ground cover. In late summer, it produces lovely shaggy 7- 10 cm blue-mauve flowers which are like big cornflowers. They are held above the green foliage and are produced in abundance. It will withstand frosts and temperatures down to about minus 15 deg C.but prefers temperatures above 0 deg c. Where the temperatures are clement , it will produce flowers just about all year round. It is an easy care plant, and makes a very good cut flower, and many people think that it is one of the best late flowering perennials.

sowing advice
Sow seeds in autumn, winter and spring indoors in trays or pots.
Sow seeds on top of moist seed raising mix and cover very lightly. Keep moist but not wet at about 20 deg C. Once germination occurs, keep in cooler temperatures.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Stokes' Aster

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

approx 50 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20