Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue'
Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue'

Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue'

SKU: S38722
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Common Name: Stokes' Aster
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Aug
Mature Height: 12-18" Spacing: 18-20"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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‘Mel’s Blue’ sports 4″ bright violet-blue flowers atop sturdy stems that enliven a border or a vase with equal intensity. It blooms for the better part of summer, and at 12–18″ tall, it’s great for the front of beds or along a stone wall planted in well-drained soil. PP 23,090

A genus composed of a single species native to the southeastern United States. It looks for all the world like an annual Cornflower. A highly decorative border plant and a good cut flower, it is also exceedingly adaptable, thriving equally in our frigid winters and the heat and humidity of southern summers. It needs full sun (or partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil and suffers in hot, arid regions.

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Plant Stokesia in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil. Will not survive wet soil in cold-winter climates. Drought tolerant in the North; even moisture is required in the South. Mulch in winter to prevent heaving.

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