Stokes' Aster Peachie's Pick
Named after the plantswoman who discovered it, Peachie Saxton of Mississippi, this variety produces the typical lavender-blue stokesia flowers. However, it blooms much longer and a bit later than the other types. It has an upright habit and healthy-looking, deep green foliage that remains attractive all season. Its longer stems make it a good variety for cut flowers. A solid performer in the landscape. Stokesia is a native North American wildflower. It has been grown for many years for its beautiful flowers and ease of culture. Because of its heat tolerance, it is widely grown in the south. Blooming from midsummer to early fall (if deadheaded), it is a tremendous accent to yellow, pink, or white mums and other late bloomers.