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Riptide Stokes Aster

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$29.99
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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 26 Inches
  • Mature Spread 32 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Lovely flowers that bloom all summer long and a low-maintenance care regime make the Riptide Stokes Aster a good pick for a landscape. The flowers of the Stokesia laevis 'Riptide' measure 2-½-3 inches across and have frilly petals in a shade of periwinkle blue. The large outer petals are evenly spaced and feature deeply scalloped ends, creating a fringe-like appearance. The inner petals have the same shape but are much smaller and more densely spaced, giving the flowers an almost fuzzy texture.

The dense, mounded, well-branched growth habit gives this plant a full form. Feature the Riptide Stokes Aster in a border or mixed bed. The stunning flowers create a breathtaking mass planting, or use this Aster as a filler in a container. Trim some of the flowers to include in arrangements. As a North American native, the Riptide Stokes Aster is easy to maintain. This beauty thrives in intense summer weather; increased heat and humidity are not an issue. Foragers like rabbits and deer leave this plant alone, while pollinators like bees and butterflies seek it out.

Riptide Stokes Aster Care

Plant the Riptide Stokes Aster in full sun because this beauty needs at least six hours of sunlight. This perennial is adaptable to most soil types, but fertile, moist, well-drained soil with an acidic to neutral pH will provide the best results. Water consistently for the first couple of months. Established plants are drought tolerant, but water during a dry spell to support continued blooming. Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and provide nutrients. A light application of slow-release fertilizer will support the plant throughout the growing season.

Pinch new growth starting in the spring to encourage a full, bushy plant. Remove spent flowers or deadhead the plant to extend the blooming cycle. Trim all growth to ground level in the fall.

Riptide Stokes Aster Spacing

Mature plants reach 24 to 26 inches tall and 32 to 36 inches wide. Create a dense border by spacing plants 32 to 36 inches apart from center to center.

Riptide Stokes Aster Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 26 Inches
Mature Spread: 32 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 32 - 36 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: Periwinkle blue
Bloom Period: Mid to Late Summer, Early Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Riptide Stokes Aster
Other Name(s): Stoke's Aster
Scientific Name: Stokesia laevis 'Riptide' PPAF CPBRAF
SKU:
STORT

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.