Stokesia laevis

Photo by Marjorie Shropshire. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Stokesia. Stoke's Aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1-1.5 ft tall by 1-2 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,blue,purple,lavender
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms in summer.
Habitats:Flatwoods, ruderal. Also cultivated. The pictures are of a cultivated specimen.


Recommended Uses:Small specimen plant or low-growing mass planting. Heat tolerant.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Attracts butterflies, bees, and wasps.