Vivid Blue in a Compact Package for the Midsummer Garden!

Peachie's Pick Stokes' Aster

1-Quart
Item # 49347
$9.95
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Vigorous Blue Flowers During Dog Days of Summer!

Provides Stylish Edging and Borders!
Peachie's Pick'?explodes into rich blue color that fills the midsummer garden and patio containers! Just a foot high and slightly wider, this neat?dwarf blooms?during the dog days of July and August, when the color is drained out of?many plants.

'Peachie's Pick'?is a?strong cornflower-blue, with 2- to 3-inch daisies arising?over modest?plants just 8 to 12 inches tall and 12 to 20 inches wide. Perfect in front of Daylilies of all colors, it is also a stylish?edging for walkways, perennial borders, or the sunny garden path!?Set it into containers and enjoy?the rich blue hues?up close on the patio!

Named for the Mississippi plantswoman who discovered and grew it, Peachie Saxon,?'Peachie's?Pick' is a hardy performer in just about any hot, humid climate?and 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 stay steady, lifted toward the sun!

Stokes' Aster is a native American plant, so it's largely?tolerant of?pests and diseases.?Capable of growing in just about any garden soil, it thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained?soil. Space plants about 10 inches apart for good coverage. Zones 5-9.

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
Additional Characteristics
Flower
Bloom Color
Blue
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade
Resistance
Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

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