Stokesia laevis Honeysong Purple

Cornflower Aster, Stokes Aster

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Plant Code: STHP

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A hot spot for butterflies! The large 3-4 vivid royal-purple disc-like flowers are super fringed and centered with contrasting white stamens that resemble tiny tentacles of a sea anemone. Strappy, semi-evergreen foliage is neatly mounding.

Stokesia Honeysong Purple is a native North American wildflower. A great cut flower for fresh bouquets, the large blossoms offer stunning color with massive impact. Late season flowering from midsummer to early fall, Cornflower Aster supplies the blues/purples missing from hardy mums that bloom at the same time.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 14"
Spacing: Plant 12-15" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Purple
Accent: Lavender/Silver
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Stokesia General Information

Stokesia are immense disk-like flowers on 12 -18" stems. The stiff stems and long-lasting blooms make for excellent cut flowers that are easy to arrange. Will attract hordes of butterflies. Needs some winter protection for northern gardens. Will bloom from summer until first frost, and is evergreen in the south. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Stokesia Plant Care

Well-drained soil is necessary for this plant. Very adaptable to moist or dry conditions, but no standing water. Can be divided every 4 - 6 years in spring. Deadhead individual spent flowers and stems to encourage additional bloom. Cut stalks to base when flowering has ceased.