Stokesia Cyanea, or laevis as it is sometimes called, is an interesting perennial plant. It has large lavender-blue, which resemble the well-known China and are often 3 in. in diameter. They commence to appear in late August and, under ordinary conditions, continue to do so until early November.
The plant is of a branching habit with leafyfrom 1 to 2 ft long. It likes a sunny and a well-drained ground.
There are several good forms of this plant, including S. cyanea alba, a fine white; S. cyanea lutea, creamy white; S. cyanea rosea, pink, and S. praecox, the latter form being the earliest to flower. Because of their free-flowering capabilities and suitability for, stokesias deserve to be much more widely grown than they are at present.