Stokesia laevis

‘Alba’

WHITE STOKE’S ASTER

$9.50

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Description

Stokesia laevis ‘Alba’
WHITE STOKE’S ASTER 

Frilled, fluffy large flowers in clusters on long stems. Delightful with fringed edges & tufted centres, open white and mature with pink blushes over Summer and Autumn. Stokesia laevis ‘Alba’ is a native North American wildflower that has been grown for many years. A favourite for it’s beautiful flowers and also it’s heat tolerance.

Reliable, heavy bloomer

Suited to a temperate climate the flowers appear in late spring summer. In moderate regions it can flower in all months of the year, especially if spent flowers are pinched out. Enjoys full sun as well as light shade. Heat, dry and also frost hardy in a well mulched bed.

Growing: Stokesia laevis ‘Alba’
WHITE STOKE’S ASTER

– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Ideally Full Sun however they can tolerate Partial shade but may not flower as profusely.
– Soil: Well-drained soil is necessary for this plant. Very adaptable to moist or dry conditions but no standing water.

– Fragrance: None.
– Frost:
Hardy.
– Growth:
Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and also butterflies absolutely Stokesias blooms.

– Care: Keep new plants watered after planting but otherwise minimal care is needed once established. Dead-head readily for repeat blooms.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Resistant to these pests because they find it unpalatable.
– Origin: Native to the south-eastern United States.

 

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