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Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’
Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’
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Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’

Stokes’ Aster

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.505.130

This is a recent selection of a North American native wildflower, and a wonderful addition to the sunny border. Flowers are a little like a huge, double Shasta Daisy in effect, but soft blue in colour. Plants form a low mound of leathery green leaves, remaining evergreen in mild winter areas. Tolerant of hot, humid summer regions. Great for cutting, and also attractive to butterflies. This needs good drainage, particularly in the winter, so a raised bed or rock garden might suit it well. Also a good candidate for mixed containers. Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds.

Further details for
Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.