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for Northeast Florida Landscapes 

( Stokesia Laevis)

 Stokesia White Surprise one gallons S & J Tree Farm and Nursery Stokesia laevis / Stokes Aster is a wonderful Florida native perennial heirloom plant that deserves much more garden space than it gets! I think I will  never forget the first time I ran into these beauties at a customers home, she had been dividing them for many years and planting them as a border along her driveways and walkways etc. They were in full bloom and I had never seen them before, when she began to talk about how hardy they were with such little care as she gave them I could not understand how none of my supliers were growing theis plant! So I set out to find seeds and young starter plants of Stokesia and have been grabbing and trying every cultivar I can find ever since. To this day they are a favorite among my perennial plantings for Northeast Florida and have thrived in both Jacksonville and St. Augustine area gardens for years.

     Stokesia Laevis  / Stokes Aster foliage makes a nice tidy mound of thick green leaves that, here in our Northeast Florida garden, will remain evergreen during the winter and bloom eachStokesia Perennial Stokes Aster S and J Tree Farm and Nursery year starting in May. The large 3 inch wide blooms come in a range of colors from white to a beautiful creamy yellow to shades of pink, lavender blue and purples. Stokes aster bloom stalks can be cut and brought inside for a long lasting bouquet!

Butterfly attracting / Drought tolerant / evergreen hardy perennial / deer and rabbit resistant / good cut flower....What more could you ask for in a plant? If you are looking for an easy care flowering plant for Northeast Florida, Jacksonville or St. Augustine area landscape, give one of these beautiful Stokesia varieties a try, you will be glad you did!

     Stokesia's can be both hard to find, and hard to keep in stock, these are the selections that we grow here at S & J Nursery, but just a word of warning, you have to get them when you see them, they go quick each year as soon as they bloom!


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Stokesia Klaus Jelitto 

A beautiful Stokes Aster with light lavender blue blooms in summer.


Stokesia White Surprise S and J Nursery

Stokesia 'White Surprise' / Stokes Aster 'White Surprise'

One of my personal favorite Stokes aster selections, large white blooms born in profusion during summer.


Stokesia Good - N- Purple

Stunning deep purple blooms with a bright white center. Very showy in the landscape!


Stokesia Laevis Blue S & J Tree Farm and Nursery


Stokesia Laevis Blue

Pretty soft lavender tinged blue flowers in abundance!



Stokesia Purple Parasol S and J Nursery

Stokesia Purple Parasols

Large bright purple blooms in clusters



Stokesia mary Gregory Yellow S and J Nursery

Stokesia Mary Gregory Yellow

Large soft butterfy yellow blooms perfect for cut flowers!