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|Positive ||flora_p ||On Jul 1, 2011, flora_p from Champaign, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I adore this plant. It's distinctive and beautiful (not true blue, but closer than it looks in photographs) and reliable, blooming at a time when it's particularly welcome and staying in bloom for several weeks. I never get around to dividing mine and it chugs along nonetheless, and it seems unfazed by being in partial shade. When I can bear to cut some, it's a nice cut flower, too--just keep in mind it closes up in darkness but opens up again in light!
I've also got some "Peachie's Pick" and "Bluestone" Stokesia cultivars, and I'd say you can't really go wrong with any of the three.
|Positive ||Tjsangel ||On Jul 18, 2005, Tjsangel from Warren, OH wrote:
I've had this aster for 3 yrs now, it's doing great. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. It flowers in mid summer large pretty flowers look nice w/yellow can tolerate a little drought but likes water. I also have Blue Danube, and they fit well together. Different plant, likes division every 3 yrs or so.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Citrus Heights, California
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Commerce Township, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Sand Lake, Michigan
Nelson, New Hampshire
Columbia, South Carolina
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Huntington, West Virginia