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Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue'

Stokes' Aster

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Free-flowering perennial for acid soils

Attracts pollinating insects

Makes a striking cut flower for late summer bouquets

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Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue' bears a profusion of beautiful periwinkle blue blooms with spidery petals and white centres resembling cornflowers. Ideal for the front of borders or containers, Stokes Aster 'Mel's Blue' forms an upright, naturally rounded shape of semi-evergreen foliage, covered with blooms that repeat flower from summer right through to autumn. Attractive to pollinating insects, hardy perennial Stokesia laevis 'Mel's Blue' is ideal for acid soils and also makes a dramatic cut flower for late season colour in the home. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 x 2 litre potted stokesia plant (KC4558)
3 x 2 litre potted stokesia plants (KC4559)

Plant Stokesia in moist well-drained soil in full sun. Stokesia prefers an acid soil. Where soil pH is more alkaline, grow Stokesia in containers using an ericaceous compost. Avoid wet soils which may cause Stoke’s Asters to rot.
Feed and water Stokesia regularly while establishing. The stems benefit from staking to prevent them flopping over when in full flower. Deadhead regularly to encourage more blooms.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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