Stiff stems and long-lasting unique blooms make for excellent cut flowers that are easy to arrange. Will attract hordes of butterflies. Will bloom from summer until first frost, and is evergreen. A beautiful addition to the perennial garden. Not only are the flowers a beautiful addition to your landscape, their nectar also attracts honeybees. Works wonderfully in a perennial garden or grown in containers. They can also serve as a lovely part of a wildflower, butterfly, or cut flower garden. When used as cut flowers, Stoke' aster will hold up for about a week after cutting.
Well-drained soil is necessary for this plant. Very adaptable to moist or dry conditions, but no standing water. Full sun.
12-18 inches high and wide. Deadhead individual spent flowers and stems to encourage additional bloom. Cut stalks to base when flowering has ceased.