Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’


Peachie’s Stoke’s Aster

Discovered by Peachie Saxton in MS, many consider this to be the best cultivar around. Fluffy, cornflower-like, lavender-blue flowers bloom in profusion in summer. Flower stems emerge from dense clumps of oblong green leaves. Add the excellent drought, heat, and humidity tolerance and its compact, upright habit and you’ve got a winner. Deadhead to encourage re-bloom until fall, especially for the tiger swallowtail butterflies.

Plant in border fronts and moist areas along waterways and rain gardens. Very nice in containers and a good cut flower, too.

Full sun. Height and spread 1-1.5′. Moist, well-drained soils is a must. NATIVE. Zones 5-9.

6″ pot