How to grow and care for Stokes Aster



Stokes Aster is a charming plant with minimal care once the plant is established in the garden. This plant can be grown for a burst of spring and summer color against a backdrop of evergreen shrubs and also as a native foliage plants for a pleasing display. Actually the stokes aster flowers come in a range of pale and perky shades. 

The plant has flowers as big as four inches with also a frilly petals and intricate centers. Stokes asters flowers actually bloom from late spring to summer in shades of silvery white, rosy pink and electric blue. Stokes Aster is native to the southern United States and, depending on your location, the plant care can last for the entire summer.


Tips on how to grow Stokes Aster
This plant can be grown in a sunny location in northern areas. Actually the plant flowers offer longer bloom with protection from glaring afternoon sun in hotter places. The care for Stokes Aster plant includes keeping the new plantings well watered after planting. Once the plants are established, the growing Stokes asters plants are drought tolerant. You can grow the Stokes asters plant in a slightly acidic, well-draining soil to get the best performance from the plant. 

This plant grows from ten to twenty-four inches (25 to 61 cm.) tall and can be planted with other flowering native plants, like blanket flower, for a summer show. Make sure you divide the clumps of the stokes aster plant every 3 to 4 years for more perennial flowers. Also, the Stokes aster plant care should include the deadheading of spent blooms at the base of the stem. Although some of the flower heads may be left on the plant to dry for seeds in other to grow Stokes asters for next year.

You have now learned the beauty of this plant and how to care for the plant. You can now plant this great native in your flower garden.


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