'Peachie's Pick' Stokes Aster

Item #49347


Vigorous blue flowers during dog days of summer

'Peachie's Pick' Stokes Aster 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.


Skip Product Specs
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

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 10, 2019


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful lavender flowers, exactly as pictured on web site, stand out against foliage. Growing well & into a second round of flowering. Looks terrific in my garden!

Diane, started 10' x 24' flower garden last summer from NY
September 19, 2013

Peachies Pick performs very well

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This plant lived up to it's billing. It started blooming in June and has been going strong with occasional deadheading (now 9/19). It stays in a nice compact mound

Dale casual gardender. from SC
March 19, 2012

Stokes's Aster 'Peachie's Pick

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Blue flowers are so difficult to find.....this is a beautiful little flower that grows in any type of soil and in most climates. A definite keeper!!

Carol Miller from FL

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