Pictures of the Aster flowers

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March 2, 2013 – 02:33 pm

Aster Flowers (aster little

Stoke's aster is a native American wildflower that resembles a China aster, originally found from South Carolina to Florida and Louisiana. It is surprisingly hardy as far north as Rochester, New York. It is named in honor of Dr. Jonathan Stokes, an English botanist.

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Description of Stoke's aster: Leaves are alternate, spiny-toothed toward the base, with the upper leaves clasping the stem. Fluffy blue to lavender flowers are 2 to 5 inches across on well-branched, 1- to 2-foot stems. Stoke's aster ease of care: Easy.

How to grow Stoke's aster: Stokesias need full sun and a good, well-drained soil. New plants take a year or two to settle in before maximum bloom. They should be mulched in areas with bad winters and little snow cover. Remove spent blooms for flowers to continue blooming until September.

Propagating Stoke's aster: By seed or by division in spring.

Uses for Stoke's aster: Stokesias are very decorative flowers for the front of the bed or border. Plants can also be forced for winter bloom in the greenhouse. They are good cut flowers, and the seedpods are excellent in dried arrangements.

Stoke's aster related varieties: 'Alba' is the pure white form; 'Blue Danube' is blue; and 'Silver Moon' is icy white. 'Honeysong Purple' has dark violet flowers. 'Mary Gregory' is yellow flowered. 'Peachey' is free flowering and blue-violet.


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Some flowers for you

Here are a list of flowers that I think you might like and could definitely give you a wildflower look. I'd bet that a florist can get most of these or even at your Farmer's Market.
Alternatively, you could order them online too. One great site that has most of these is I ordered from them and was very happy.
You should be able to find pictures easily if you Google the names.
Hope this helps!!
Bells of Ireland

Lilies are not the only poisonous plant...

Although I'm sure that your cat should be fine. If it makes you feel any better, I looked up a list of common purple flowers and out of those, these are the ones on the "poisonous to cats" list:
Sweet Pea
You might look up pictures of these on google to try to match if you are worried
Don't feel bad for being worried though, I thought Trance had eaten a piece of baby's breath (on the list) late and night and I freaked out and called the Emergency Vet. They probably thought I was crazy

Ardea Wildlife Pets Photo Mug of Red Admiral Butterfly - Feeding upon aster flowers from Ardea Wildlife Pets
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3dRose LLC Florene Vintage Botanical - Image of 1700s delicate china aster flowers in violet and pink - Mouse Pads
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