Stokesia – Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Perennial Flower Information

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Stokesia – Stokes
Aster, Cornflower Aster

we do not think of a China Aster resembling a Cornflower,
but it is true that the Stokesia resembles them both.
Stokesia Iaevis (cyanea) is a low plant, seldom
above 1 1/2 feet tall, and with light lavender blue,
white, purple and rose colored flowers produced from
early July to October.

They are especially recommended for the front of a border
and may be used for cut flowers.

Generally it is stated that this plant is sensitive
to cold, heavy soils and seems to thrive with drought-resisting
subjects, well drained in Winter. It prefers full sun.

When raised from seed it blooms the first year


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