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Stokesia laevis

 
Stokesia laevis
'Purple Parasols'
Stokes' aster, cornflower aster
'Bluestone'

Common name Stokes' aster, cornflower aster
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers blue-purple (summer)
Size 18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed ours don't appear to set viable seed

Fresh-green, slightly leathery foliage, with large flowers in shades of blue to purple starting early summer. We originally grew the 'Bluestone' cultivar, which featured powder blue flowers on a smaller plant. Those eventually expired, to be replaced by several plants of 'Purple Parasols', which are at least superficially similar, with flowers in a purplish blue hue.

Stokesia laevis

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: rock garden annex

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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