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Stokes Aster Peachies Pick in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick'

 

Stokes' Aster 'Peachie's Pick'

The flowers appear in the summer and are purple, blue, or white and several named cultivars are available. It is an unusual plant with large cornflower-like blooms on short plants, with rosettes of narrowly lance-shaped, dark-green leaves. It has a long flowering season, from mid-summer until the first severe frost in mid-autumn. 'Peachie's Pick' has large, long lasting mauve flowers all summer above mid green leaves.

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plant Features
  • Stokes Aster Peachies Pick likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Stokes Aster Peachies Pick likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Stokes Aster Peachies Pick is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Stokes Aster Peachies Pick likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Stokes' Aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Latin name

Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick'

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Stokes Aster Peachies Pick likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Stokes Aster Peachies Pick is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Stokes Aster Peachies Pick likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Stokes Aster Peachies Pick likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Stokes Aster Peachies Pick is 0.45meters x 0.60meters 0.45 M 0.60 M

Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick'

The flowers appear in the summer and are purple, blue, or white and several named cultivars are available. It is an unusual plant with large cornflower-like blooms on short plants, with rosettes of narrowly lance-shaped, dark-green leaves. It has a long flowering season, from mid-summer until the first severe frost in mid-autumn. 'Peachie's Pick' has large, long lasting mauve flowers all summer above mid green leaves.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Stokesia needs acid soil, a sunny spot, and very good drainage as the roots rot if plants are wet in winter. This rules out most woodland gardens, which are too damp and shady.

 

Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagate by division. Divide plants every three to five years in early spring to increase numbers and to maintain vigour.

 
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