Stokesia laevis 'Colorwheel'

Colorwheel Stokes’ Aster

Patents: PP#12718

Family: Compositae

Genus: Stokesia

Parent: Stokesia laevis

Category: Perennial

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 18 to 24" tall and 12" wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Blooms spring. Numerous white flowers becoming lavender to pink/purple. Semi-evergreen in zones 7 to 9.


Discovered by Robert M. Saul in the summer of 1997 as an openly pollinated seedling of an unidentified selection of Stokesia laevis at Saul Nurseries, Inc. in Dahlonega, Ga. Patent application filed in 2000.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in September 2010 and planted it in the perennial bed. It bloomed in May 2011. No sign of it in spring 2014.

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