Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’

(Blue Danube Stokes' Aster)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Peachie’s Pick’ is a compact, late-blooming Stokes’ aster cultivar that features fluffy, cornflower-like blue flowers (to 3” across) on generally erect, leafy stems growing to 12-18” tall. Cultivar name is in reference to the individual (Peachie Saxton) who discovered the plant and not to the flower color.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates filtered sunlight, but prefers full sun. Prefers moist, sandy soils, but has surprisingly good drought and heat tolerance. Wet soil in winter is the main cause of death for this plant. A well-drained soil is essential. Deadhead individual spent flowers and remove spent flowering stems to encourage additional bloom. Plants can be cut back to basal foliage after bloom.

Additional information

Common Name

Blue Danube Stokes' Aster

Botanical Name

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'

Container/Amount

1 Quart

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

1 to 1.5'

Width

1 to 1.5'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer

Flower Color

blue

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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