Stokes’ aster (Stokesia laevis) is a versatile and showy native perennial that makes for an attractive and low-maintenance garden addition. This wildflower offers beauty with both its flowers and attractive, evergreen foliage. Stoke’ aster is named to honor the English physician and botanist Jonathan Stokes who became well known for his work using foxglove (digitalis) to treat heart failure.
Fact sheet: Stokes Aster
Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden