Stokesia Honeysong Purple

Cornflower Aster, Stokes Aster
$18.95 ea.
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Oodles of Fringed Flowers
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.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species laevis

Height Short 14"

Spacing Plant 12-15" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • 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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October