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Stokesia Peachie's Pick

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)

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Purple Stokesia Peachie's Pick, Stokesia laevis, Stokes Aster
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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 Season 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 Canada No
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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!

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Comments about 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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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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