Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Stokesia laevis


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Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory' (Asteraceae)
(STOKS-ee-a LAY-vis)
Yellow-Flowered Stokes' Aster

A 1998 Niche Gardens Introduction. This unique color selection has been shared among South Carolina gardeners for some time; named for Columbia gardener Mary Gregory, it was passed-along to us by Lexington plantsman Mike Creel. While the species normally has lavender-blue flowers, 'Mary' blooms a lovely pale-yellow for 3-4 weeks in midsummer. With a compact form at 1.5', she is perfect tucked into the front of a sunny border. Excellent paired with mustardy-yellow SC BBQ.

Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: mid-summer
Height: 1-1.5'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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