Klaus Jelitto Stokes' Aster
Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jelitto'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||sto-KEES-ee-uh LEE-viss|
|Lore||This plant's seed contains 40% oil, an epoxy fatty acid, and is being considered as a possible oil crop in Europe.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Plant 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