Stokesia Mel’s Blue
An upright, clump forming semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, soft spiny dark green leaves. Large fringed violet-blue flowers are produced in throughout summer and autumn.
|Botanical Name||Stokesia laevis|
|Common Name||Stoke’s aster|
|Key Features||Large, shaggy, violet-blue flowers develop above rossette’s of soft lance like leaves over a long period which are held high on strong stems.|
|Size||Growing to 60cm high and 45cm wide.|
|Position||An extremely hardy plant which tolerates full sun, heat, humidity and coastal conditions. Frost hardy, in cool climates the plant will become dormant in winter.|
|Cultural Notes||Extremely low maintenance, remove spent flower heads to encourage repeat flower.|
|Landscape Ideas||A spectacular plant for borders, rockeries, lining garden beds or pathways and ideal in containers.|
- Great in pots or the garden.
- Beautiful cut flower.
- Attracts pollinators.
- Superb used as a border planting.