Stokesia l. 'Peachie's Pick'
Common name: Stoke's Aster
Peachie's Pick has all the lovely blue-tinted lavender you love, plus it's a but taller with longer stems which makes it ideal for cutting! It blooms much longer than the species so you can enjoy it for weeks.
Our perennials come nestled in a 4" square CowPot with a free metal plant ID marker. Learn more about why we think CowPots are so awesome here.
Features & Care
Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Butterflies
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Zone: 5 - 9
Width: 18" - 24"
Light: Full Sun
Blooms: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Flowers: Cut, Showy
Water: Low to Average needs, Consistent needs
Soil: Well drained, drought toleratant
Patio: Can be grown in a container
Native: Native species cultivar
How to Plant
CowPots are made from composted cow manure. As the pot decomposes, it feeds the roots of the plant helping it get off to a great start. We like to say the perennials think they're delicious and nutritious! :-)
You will plant the pot along with the plant. No need to put holes in the pot or remove the bottom. It decomposes faster than all other non-plastic pot options and the roots easily push through.
Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the soil in the pot matches the soil line in the garden. Ensure that soil is pressed against the pot on all sides and the bottom. Keep the area inside and outside the pot moist (but not soggy) for 3 to 4 weeks until the plant is established.
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Photo: Walters Gardens