Perennial

Stokesia Purple Parasols

Purple Parasols Stokes Aster

  • Floriferous summer bloomer
  • 4" diameter multi-petaled blooms
  • Start light blue, transition to a darker blue followed by bluish purple, then reddish purple and finally a dark magenta pink
  • Great in groups
Many times customers tell us our plant tags don't come close to matching the actual flower color seen on the plants when in the garden. With 'Purple Parasols', we can pretty much guarantee this will be the case. There is no way to capture the rainbow of colors this floriferous summer bloomer transitions through. Initially the 4" diameter multi-petaled blooms are a light blue. As they age they transition to a darker blue followed by a progression to bluish purple then reddish purple and finally a dark magenta pink. What a journey and what a color bonus for your summer garden as 'Purple Parasols' will freely bud and bloom from July into early September. It's the perfect plant for grouping in the front of any sunny garden spot and, as you might guess, planting them in a group just adds to the changing color excitement this plant brings to the landscape. Make sure 'Purple Parasols' is planted in well drained soil and avoids wet feet in the winter months to ensure long garden life.

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