Stokesia Peachie's Pick Description
Stokesia Peachie's Pick is an upgrade from older forms of Stokes Aster boasting larger blooms that last up to 15 weeks.
Stokesia Peachie's Pick brings a fresh charm to the garden in mid to late summer displaying huge 3" cornflower blue flowers on top of tidy green foliage. Butterflies will find the blooms irresistible. Enhance your summer bouquets with long lasting fresh cut flowers.
Easy to grow, this deer proof & drought proof favorite stands up to heat & humidity and is not bothered by insect or disease problems.
Stokesia Peachie's Pick makes the perfect companion to fragrant Coneflowers, drought-proof Sedums, & long-blooming KnockOut Roses!
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant
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- Botanical Name:
Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick'
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- Height x Width:
18" X 18"
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Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen
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AK,CAN, HI, PR
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, sandy soils, but has surprisingly good drought tolerance. Drought tolerant in the North; even moisture is required in the South
Light: Tolerates filtered sunlight, but prefers full sun.
Water: Medium -- well drained soil. Can adapt to dry or moist conditions but cannot tolerate standing water.
Spacing: 12- 24 inches
Fertilizing: Fertilize at planting time or in early spring with a slow-release product such as Osmocote™, Nutricote™, or Nursery Special™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 is finished, plants can be cut back to the basal foliage if fresh new growth is desired.
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