Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stokesia laevis 'Rosea'

Stokesia laevis 'Rosea', Stokes' Aster

This clump forming perennial is from S.E. USA and occurs in conifer woods on moist acid soil. It is an easy plant to grow, forming a clump to about 45 cm, in sun or light shade. Flower colour can vary from deep purple to lavender, pink or white and it is continually in flower over summer with long enough stems to make a good cut flower. I bought this one labelled as the variety 'Mischung' which is supposed to be lavender-blue in flower but I think this is just the pink form 'Rosea'.
2017 update: I no longer grow these.

1 comment:

  1. This flower probably won't grow in our climate. Surprising that you can flick away leeches there.The leeches here hold on to you like a uh..leech and can't be flicked away.