Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Stokesia laevis

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

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

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Stokesia laevis

Visitors to this page have left the following comments

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments