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'Peachie's Pick' Stokes Aster

1-Quart
Item #49347
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Description

Very tolerant of those hot, humid summer days

Dwarf blooms provide outstanding edging and borders.

After the taller Stokes Asters have bloomed, 'Peachie's Pick' explodes into vivid blue color that fills the midsummer garden and patio containers. Just a foot high and not much wider, this neat little dwarf blooms vigorously during the dog days of July and August, when many plants fade away.

'Peachie's Pick' Stokes Aster is not peach-colored. Instead, it's a strong cornflower-blue, with 2- to 3-inch daisies springing up all over modest plants just 8 to 12 inches tall and 12 to 20 inches wide. An ideal complement in front of daylilies of all colors, it makes a stylish edging for walkways, perennial borders, or sunny garden paths. You can set it into containers and enjoy this rich blue up close on the porch.

Named for the Mississippi plantswoman who discovered 'Peachie's Pick' and grew it, Peachie Saxon, 'Peachie's Pick' blooms in July in the deep South and tolerates about any hot, humid climate as well as less extreme temperatures all the way North through zone 5. Unlike some Stokes Asters, 'Peachie's Pick' won't flop or droop; these cheery daisies keep their upright stance toward the sun.

Stokes Aster is a native American plant, so it's largely unaffected by pests and diseases. Thriving in almost any garden soil, it requires full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Details

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Genus Stokesia
Species laevis
Variety 'Peachie's Pick'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 8 in - 12 in
Plant Width 12 in - 20 in
Bloom Size 2 in - 3 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Idaho

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 01, 2018

great plant!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

long lasting blooms.. great color.. closes at night .. opens wide in sun

Paula M Severino from CT
September 19, 2013

Peachies Pick performs very well

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This plant lived up to it's billing. It started blooming in June and has been going strong with occasional deadheading (now 9/19). It stays in a nice compact mound

Dale casual gardender. from SC
March 19, 2012

Stokes's Aster 'Peachie's Pick

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Blue flowers are so difficult to find.....this is a beautiful little flower that grows in any type of soil and in most climates. A definite keeper!!

Carol Miller from FL

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