- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 15 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Honeysong Purple Stokes’ Aster is a joyful addition to any perennial garden. This Aster has an intense reddish purple that entices any and all beneficial pollinators in your neighborhood. The giant 4inch blooms are prolific and make cut flowers or an addition to a seasonal mixed container planting for the patio or deck. Stokes’ Aster is a native of North America that blooms in the late summer and appeals to pollinating insects, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Honeysong Purple has great heat and cold tolerance, making this one perennial that gardeners in almost any zone can grow and enjoy. The compact, mounded shape of the foliage keeps it’s dark green color all summer and resists browsing from deer and rabbits.
Honeysong Purple Stokes’ Aster Care
Asters are very easy to grow and care for. A full sun to part shade position that has well drained, but moist soil, is the perfect start. Soil that is on the acidic side is preferred, although neutral soil will be acceptables. Consistent watering is very important when Stokes’ Aster is young. After Honeysong Purple is mature, short periods of drought are easily tolerated.
Stokes’ Asters like to be cut back hard in the late winter after all of the previous years’ growth has died, making maintenance easy and quick. Mulching the plant crowns with organic compost or leaves in the fall will ensure good insulation from even the coldest winter. Fertilizing is recommended early in the spring as the new growth emerges. A well balanced, slow release food formulated for acid loving plants is the right choice.
Honeysong Purple Stokes’ Aster Spacing
Honeysong Purple is a compact version of a Stokes’ Aster and does not generally require staking to keep it upright and looking its best. A mature height of 12-16 inches, with a width of 10-12 inches makes Honeysong Purple a great candidate for container growing or placing at the front of the border. Space the plants at 10 inches on center when growing them in the ground.
Honeysong Purple Stokes Aster Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 12 - 15 Inches
|Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Bloom Period: Late Summer to Mid Fall
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Honeysong Purple Stokes Aster
|Scientific Name: STOKESIA LAEVIS `HONEYSONG PURPLE`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.