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Stokesia Peachie's Pick

Purple Stokesia Peachie's Pick, Stokesia laevis, Stokes Aster
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This dwarf Aster grows to be about 8-22”, making it perfect for a border or container garden. Peachie’s Pick’s vibrant blue blooms illuminate the late season garden and are drought-tolerant. (Stokesia leavis)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
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About Stokes Aster. This perennial, called an aster mostly because of its flower, is not an aster at all. Everybody knows asters bloom in the fall, and Stokesia blooms in late spring and summer. Everyone who grows it loves it. The basic, unhybridized wildflower, Stokesia laevis is a native American wildflower from the southeastern states.

The beautiful hybrids have a lot to offer the perennial gardener. First of all, the plants are usually low and the flowers are large. The leaves are evergreen, so add attractive greenery year round at the front of a garden, where theyre usually planted. However, as for hardiness, this one differs from true asters dramatically. Stokesia is hardy only north to Zone 5, and usually needs protection there.

Nevertheless, in areas where it grows, this is a big favorite. It provides color over a long blooming season which extends for weeks, and today, there are beautiful cultivars in several colors. The name? Stokes was an English botanist who was a friend of Linneas son. So sometimes even in botany, its not what you know, but who you know!

SKU 2STOK
Common Name Stokes Aster
Botanical Name Stokesia laevis
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsStokesia Peachie's Pick
 
3.0

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1.0

wilted and died

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from san angelo texas

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        Comments about American Meadows Stokesia Peachie's Pick:

        never responded to any assistance just died

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        1.0

        Died right off. Too hot in my location I am afraid.

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        from St. George, Utah

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              Comments about American Meadows Stokesia Peachie's Pick:

              It is so hot here in the summer months that not much can tolerate our weather. I was hopeful but disappointed again.

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              5.0

              Love this flower!

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              from Lynden, WA

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              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Healthy
              • Nice Blue Fall Color
              • Wonderful In Arrangements

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                • Cut Flower
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                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Stokesia Peachie's Pick:

                Beautiful fall blue to include in arrangements. Rare in my area. None of my friends have ever seen this flower, and everyone loves it.

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                5.0

                VIBRANT COLOR

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                from Chicago burbs

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                Comments about American Meadows Stokesia Peachie's Pick:

                I have two beautiful vibrant Peachie Picks on either side of my knockout rose bush. These deep and vibrant purple plants really frame my knockout. This is the first year of these plants and I already have mini bushes of 18 inches high by about 15 inches wide. Beautiful and vibrant.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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