Named after botanist Dr Jonathan Stokes (1755-1831), the Stokesia genus is native to the south-east of the United States and only has one species!
Stokesia laevis 'Blue Star' is something in between a giant daisy and a scabious and offers very attractive flowers (sky blue with white centres) from mid-summer until the autumn as long as you keep dead heading.
Easy to grow in good, light, well-drained garden soil in the sun or slight shade.
Synonym: Stokesia cyanea 'Blue Star'
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 50 to 70cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: blue
- Flowering period: summer flowers