Stokesia laevis ‘Omega Skyrocket’ – (Stokes’ Aster)

$7.00

A tall strain of Stokesia Laevis. It has flowers which range from a soft lavender blue to white, and is a good cut flower

Description

This is a very tall strain of the normally shorter Stokesia Laevis. It has flowers which range from a soft lavender blue to white . The plant forms a low mound of leaves which can stay  evergreen in mild winters. It is very tolerant of humid hot  summers, and needs a well drained soil especially in winter. Bees and Butterflies are attracted to it. It makes an excellent cut flower. The plant should be sited in full sun, and can be used in containers or borders to good effect.

Note : 10 seeds in packet

Sowing advice

Sow indoors or under glass in spring. Sow 2mm deep into moist, well-drained seed raising mix. Ideal temperature  is 20°C. Germination takes about  4-5 weeks. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name
Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

80 cm

Number of seeds in packet

10