Stokesia / Stokes Aster

Growing Stokesia / Stokes Aster

for Northeast Florida Landscapes 

( Stokesia Laevis)


Stokesia White Surprise one gallons S & J Tree Farm and Nursery

Stokesia laevis / Stokes
Aster
 is a wonderful Florida native perennial
heirloom
plant that deserves much more garden space than it gets! I think I will  never forget
the first time I ran into these beauties at a customers home, she had been dividing them for many years and
planting them as a border along her driveways and walkways etc. They were in full bloom and I had never seen
them before, when she began to talk about how hardy they were with such little care as she gave them I could
not understand how none of my supliers were growing theis plant! So I set out to find seeds and young starter
plants of Stokesia and have been grabbing and trying every cultivar I can find ever since. To this day they
are a favorite among my perennial plantings for Northeast Florida and have thrived in
both Jacksonville and St. Augustine area gardens for years.

 Stokesia
Laevis  /
 Stokes Aster foliage makes a nice tidy mound of thick green leaves that, here in our Northeast Florida garden,
will remain evergreen during the winter and bloom eachStokesia Perennial Stokes Aster S and J Tree Farm and Nursery year starting in May. The large 3 inch wide blooms come in a range of colors from white to a
beautiful creamy yellow to shades of pink, lavender blue and purples. Stokes aster bloom stalks can be cut and
brought inside for a long lasting bouquet!

Butterfly attracting / Drought tolerant / evergreen hardy perennial / deer
and rabbit resistant / good cut flower
….What more could you ask for in a plant? If you
are looking for an easy care flowering plant for Northeast Florida, Jacksonville or St. Augustine area
landscape, give one of these beautiful Stokesia varieties a try, you will be glad you did!

 Stokesias can be both hard to find, and hard to keep in stock, these are the selections that we grow here at S & J Nursery,
but just a word of warning, you have to get them when you see them, they go quick each year as soon as they
bloom!


Stokesia Klaus Jelitto 

A beautiful Stokes Aster with light lavender blue blooms in summer.

Stokesia White Surprise S and J Nursery

Stokesia ‘White Surprise’ / Stokes Aster ‘White Surprise’

One of my personal favorite Stokes aster selections, large white
blooms born in profusion during summer.

Stokesia Good – N- Purple

Stunning deep purple blooms with a bright white center. Very showy
in the landscape!

 

Stokesia Laevis Blue S & J Tree Farm and Nursery

Stokesia Laevis Blue

Pretty soft lavender tinged blue flowers in abundance!

Stokesia Purple Parasol S and J Nursery

Stokesia Purple Parasols

Large bright purple blooms in clusters

 

Stokesia mary Gregory Yellow S and J Nursery

Stokesia Mary Gregory Yellow

Large soft butterfy yellow blooms perfect for cut
flowers!