Hurry — quantities are limited!
Grow the beloved Stokes’ Aster from seed for a fraction of the price you’d pay for plants!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Zone: 5 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Late Summer – Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 24 in
Plant Width: 12 in – 24 in
Bloom Size: 3 in – 4 in
Additional Characteristics: Flower
Bloom Color: Blue
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy,Sandy
Uses: Cut Flowers,Ornamental,Outdoor,Wildflowers
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
We’ve waited a long time to be able to offer the lovely Stokes’s Aster from seed! This bright blue flower with elegantly rayed petals is long-lasting in the garden or vase, and a great source of late summer to fall color for the sunny perennial garden. One of the best native plants, it’s a “must-have” for the garden! Now you can grow it at a fraction of what you’d pay for plants!
These blooms reach 3 to 4 inches across on sturdy stems just made for cutting. You’ll want to grow a few extra plants just for use in indoor arrangements! But if you do leave blooms on the plant (and who can resist, when they look so splendid in the midsummer-to-fall garden?), be sure to deadhead them. That will bring new blooms even faster!
Stokes’s Aster reaches 2 feet tall and about 18 inches wide, thriving in normal to sandy soils. It doesn’t like heavy, wet, or clay-ey soils, but is otherwise carefree and easy to grow. Native to the southeastern United States, it is a superb performer in the arid southwest and far west as well as just about everywhere else gardeners need a little true-blue color!
Space plants 15 to 18 inches apart. Pkt is 10 seeds.