Stokesia laevis

  • Family name: Asteraceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Herbaceous perennial with a rosette of grayish basal leaves and large, showy lavender to bluish flowers borne on leafy stalks. Prefers moist soil in full sun to light shade. Will tolerate drier conditions once established. Removal of old blossoms extends flowering period. Ornamental and showy. Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Flower: Large, lavender to bluish, aster-like flowers
  • Bloom time: Spring and summer
  • Soil type: Rich, moist, acidic soils
  • Maximum height: 2 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Showy flowers, long blooming period
  • Availability in nursery: Common
  • Frenquency in the wild: Occasional
  • Habitat: Savannahs, pitcher-plant bogs, flatwoods, moist pinelands pine flatwoods, wetlands
  • County: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Liberty, Nassau, Santa Rosa, Wakulla
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Moderate wateringModerate Watering

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