Garden Plant: Honeysong Purple Stokes Aster
Product Description: Honeysong Purple Stokes Aster
The Aster Honeysong Purple, ‘ Stokesia laevis’, has leathery, strap-like leaves that form a clump at the base with huge true royal purple daisy-like flowers with a hint of red at the end of the stem.
The powdery blue flowers bloom from July until frost and have a plant height of 14 ” and a plant spread of 18-24 ” .
This aster is an exciting introduction from the late hosta guru, Alex Summers and his son, Alan, of the former Carroll Gardens.
Stokesia ‘ Honeysong Purple’ boasts large, vivid, dark purple flowers with a contrasting reddish-pink center on a nice, compact grower.
This is truly one of the most stunning colored stokesia on the market!’ Honeysong Purple’ Aster will do best in well drained soil, and a full sun area with morning shade; should not stay wet while in dormancy.
This aster is wonderful for summer color in beds, borders or containers, and it makes a beautiful vase of lovely cut flowers.
Deadhead after the first initial flowering in order to increase bloom time.
* Powdery blue flowers
* Container plant