Stokesia laevis Klaus Jelitto

Cornflower Aster, Stokes Aster

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Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
Heavily flowers the first year, with a blue ripped outer ring, and a purple inner to white center. Stokesia Klaus Jelitto's huge flowers are the size of your palm! Compact neat mounds of bright green, strap-like leaves provide pleasing contrast to the frilly flowers.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short to Medium 18" (12-18" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 14" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Lavender
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • 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.

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.