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Klaus Jelitto Stokes' Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jelitto'

This bold perennial sports leathery, strap-like leaves to form a clump from the base, and supports large daisy-like flowers. Flowers are a light and lovely powder blue. Great for summer color in beds, borders or containers. Herbaceous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationsto-KEES-ee-uh LEE-viss
LoreThis plant's seed contains 40% oil, an epoxy fatty acid, and is being considered as a possible oil crop in Europe.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA vivid early season bloomer to spice up high profile beds and borders. An essential for the flush perennial composition. Add to cottage garden settings, particularly cute along white pickets. Stands nicely in foundation beds at the front of the house and by the entry where spectacular blooms are appreciated by visitors.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPlant this with other outstanding perennials such as Calimero Columbine, (Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero'), Farmington New York Aster, (Aster movi-belgii 'Baldco'), Sunrise Coneflower, (Echinacea x 'Sunrise'), and Snow Queen Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Snow Queen').

Provide average, well-drained soil. Mulch to protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; will adapt to drier soils. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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