Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionPeachie's Pick' Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis) brings a fresh charm to the garden in mid to late summer, displaying cornflower-like blue flowers on top of tidy green foliage. It is an upgrade from older forms of Stokes' aster, boasting large blooms that last for over 15 weeks if deadheaded.
You won't be the only one to love these flowers in your garden. Butterflies find the blooms of this North American native irresistible! Only growing 18-20 inches tall, they're perfect for small gardens. It's deer and drought resistant, withstands heat and humidity, and is unbothered by insects and disease. How much better could it get?
Did you know? The name 'Peachie's Pick' doesn't come from the color. It was discovered in Mississippi by plantswoman Peachie Saxon!DetailsBotanical name:Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick' Common name: Stokes' aster Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 18" X 18-24" Flower color: Lavender blue Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer, early fall Features: Space savers, rabbit resistant , dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimenHow To GrowSoil: Average, medium moisture, well-draining soils. Light: Tolerates filtered sunlight but prefers full sun (> 6 hours sun). Water: Average water needs. It can adapt to dry or moist conditions but cannot tolerate standing water. Spacing: 18- 24 inches Fertilizing: If necessary, fertilize in early spring with a slow-release product such as osmocote. However, fertilizing is generally unnecessary. Winterizing: Appreciates a winter mulch in the northern parts of its growing range. Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead individual spent flowers and remove spent flowering stems to encourage additional bloom. Once flowering finishes, cut plants back to the lower foliage to promote new growth.
The plant has arrived very fast and extremely healthy. I can't wait for it to bloom!
Healthy little plants
Lots of buds, right from the start- can’t wait to see what the plants grow into.
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