Stokesia Klaus Jelitto

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto / Stokes Aster

in the Northeast Florida
Landscape

 ( Stokesia laevis Klaus Jelitto )


Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Pink Preferre d Exposure:

– Stokes Asters will prefer a full sun or lightly shaded exposure in the North
Florida | Jacksonville| St. Augustine area landscape.

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Foliage:

– Compact mounds of deep dark green leathery tufts o foliage remain evergreen in our
North Florida gardens.

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

– While not particular of soil components, Stokesia Klaus Jelitto will need good
drainage and will thrive in any well drained soil.

– Salt tolerance unknown

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Size Variance:

– Stokesia Klaus Jelitto stays low and only reaches 12-23 inches tall even with the
flowering stalks rising high above the foliage. Klaus Jelitto will form a clump of foliage 12-18 inches
wide.

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Growth Habit:

– Evergreen, clumping almost grass like perennial forms an attractive compact mound
of foliage.

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Growth Rate:

-Stokesia is a moderate grower and can be expected to almost reach its full size
within the second or third season after planting from a nursery container.

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Bloom:

– Stokesia Laevis Klaus Jelitto has a strikingly large blooms for such a compact
little plant. Clusters of 2 inch wide blue blossoms are held upright on thick stems above the foliage of the
plant in summer and into fall in the North Florida | Jacksonville| St. Augustine area garden.

Stokesia Klaus Jelitto Water Requirements:

– Moderate

– Water daily for 2-3 weeks after planting and weekly during hot dry summers for
established plants.

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

– Stokes Asters in bloom bring loads of butterflies to the garden.

Best Uses For Stokesia Laevis Klaus Jelitto in the North Florida | Jacksonville |
St. Augustine area garden:

– Stokesia is an excellent perennial selection for the North Florida | Jacksonville
| St. Augustine area landscape. Low maintenance, compact form and lots of color make it a garden staple that
everyone should find a place for in the garden.

– Plant in masses around a bird bath or other accent for a beautiful and graceful
display of blooms.

– Plant along the edge of a walkway or path for an added pop of color to lead you on
your way.

– Excellent front of the border planting for an instant cottage garden feel.

Care of Stokesia Klaus Jelitto in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
area landscape:

– Dig and divide plant every few years for best results.

– Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from
a nursery container. And at least weekly during hot dry summer months.

– Prune out old foliage each spring or as needed any time of the year to maintain
plants tidy appearance.

– Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite
and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or
10-10-10.