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A dwarf version of Mels Blue

Stokesia Mini Mels

If you love Mels Blue, but want something even shorter, Mini Mels is for you. Perfect for sunny garden spots and porch and patio pots.

Mels Blue is a lovely, upward-facing Stoke's Aster with the deepest periwinkle blue flowers. Along comes Mini Mels, with its smaller size, plentiful flowers, and compact, tight habit that is so perfect for containers at retail, in porch and patio pots, and in smaller spaces, where you'd love to have a Stoke's aster, but don't have the room.

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Mini Mels Stoke's aster
  • Botanical Name

    Stokesia laevis 'Mini Mels' PP 32136
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    10-12" tall by 12-15" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, cutting gardens, foundations, mass plantings
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture

Available Photos

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