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Stokesia laevis Blue Danube - Stokes Aster

Stokesia laevis Blue Danube grows full sun and high shade. Stokes Aster foliage looks a lot better with a little protection from the mid-day sun. Near the coast Stokesia Blue Danube will like a sunny spot in the garden. The blue flowers are a wonderfully lacy texture and large compared to the size of the plant. The outsized flowers make a great impact. Stokes Aster grows to about 18" tall. Stokesia Blue Danube blooms in the late spring. The Painted Lady, Gray Hairstreak and Variable Checkerspot will likely drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around.

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Stokesia Blue Danube