- Royal-Purple Fringed Blooms
- Great Container Plant Size
- Tolerates Full Sun
- Great Cut Flowers!
The Aster Honeysong Purple, ‘Stokesia laevis’, has leathery, strap-like leaves that form a clump at the base with huge, true royal-purple, Daisy-like flowers with a hint of red at the end of the stem. The fringed, fine petaled flowers bloom from July until frost. But until frost, enjoy the pollinators and butterflies it draws to your landscape!
This Aster is an exciting introduction from the late Hosta guru, Alex Summers and his son, Alan, of the former Carroll Gardens. Stokesia ‘Honeysong Purple’ boasts large, vivid, dark-purple flowers with a contrasting reddish-pink center on a nice, compact grower. This is truly one of the most stunning colored Stokesia on the market!
‘Honeysong Purple’ Asters will do best in well-drained soil, and a full sun area with morning shade; should not stay wet while in dormancy. This Aster is wonderful for summer color in beds, borders or containers, perennial and cottage gardens, and it makes a beautiful vase of lovely cut flowers. Deadhead after the first initial flowering in order to increase bloom time.