Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'
Stokes' aster

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer Resistant
DESCRIPTION
Stokes' aster
Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

This late blooming stokes aster stays in a neat and tidy mound and blooms like crazy! Trimming off the spent blooms will keep the flowers coming to the delight of yellow swallowtails and other butterflies. Despite the name the flowers are lavender blue, lovely combined with soft pinks and yellows. This would be perfect in a pot on the patio, as neat edging along walkways or in any sunny border. Deer resistant and loves heat and humidity.

BENEFITS
Covered with violet flowers in July and August
Compact mounding habit always looks neat
Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects
Can be used in decorative containers
Deer, heat and drought tolerant
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in coastal plains, bogs, pine savannah and open woodlands.

Interesting Facts

Butterflies have two antennae on top of their heads, which they use to feel, smell and to hear. A butterfly’s mouth is a long tube, through which it sucks the sweet nectar from flowers. When the butterfly does not want to eat, it rolls the tube up!

GROWING TIPS

Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick' likes to grow in full sun and average to moist soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant once established, but prefers even moisture for best performance.

Mature Size: 12-18in. Wide x 18-20in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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