Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick' (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Stokes' Aster.
Named after the plantswoman who discovered it, Peachie Saxton of Mississippi, this variety produces the typical lavender-blue stokesia flowers. However, it blooms much longer and a bit later than the other types. It has an upright habit and healthy-looking, deep green foliage that remains attractive all season. Its longer stems make it a good variety for cut flowers. A solid performer in the landscape.
Stokesia is a native North American wildflower. It has been grown for many years for its beautiful flowers and ease of culture. Because of its heat tolerance, it is widely grown in the south. Blooming from midsummer to early fall (if deadheaded), it is a tremendous accent to yellow, pink, or white mums and other late bloomers.
Stokes' Asters perform best in full sun and well-drained soil. It can adapt to dry or moist conditions but cannot tolerate standing water. Deadheading spent flower stalks often prolongs flowering. Once flowering is finished, plants can be cut back to the basal foliage if fresh new growth is desired. Winter mulch is recommended in zone 5.
Height: 18.0 Inches
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Consistent Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Early Fall
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Native to North America
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These were very robust and healthy babies! Shipping and packaging was superb. I would highly recommend them.