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Stokesia – Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster
Generally 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.
UTILIZE. They are especially recommended for the front of a border and may be used for cut flowers.
GENERAL. 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.
PROPAGATION. Whenraised from seed it blooms the first year.