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PlantFiles: Stokes' Aster, Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster
Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stokesia (sto-KEES-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: laevis (LEE-viss) (Info)
Cultivar: Peachie's Pick

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LeslieT On Mar 24, 2015, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

I really like this perennial in my Houston-area garden. I've been successful in dividing it, as well as had one volunteer from my one original plant. Because I've got it growing in only partial sun, I do have to stake it. However, it's lovely color makes this worth it.

Positive whitesam9 On Feb 25, 2012, whitesam9 from Dayton, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The flowers are such a beautiful shade of blue and very uniquely shaped. Butterflies love this plant in my garden. It reblooms from Mid-Summer throughout the Fall with deadheading. I've tried it in both full sun and partial shade. It definitely does much better in full sun.

Positive austininohio On Oct 25, 2007, austininohio from Maumee, OH wrote:

Northwest, Ohio-
This aster turned out to be a long blooming beauty! It has been blooming since I planted it in June! The bigger it gets, the prettier and more pronounced the blue flower becomes. The foilage is a dark flat green which is also a treat. Watered twice a week and set in 4-5 hours of sun a day. Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms. Still blooming plenty here in late October! A garden favorite.

Positive victorgardener On Sep 27, 2007, victorgardener from Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Planted this last Spring ('06) and it had a few blooms the first year. This year it really came into its own. Many blooms that lasted a long time. This one's a real winner. Beautiful shade of blue.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Springfield, Louisiana
Sand Lake, Michigan
Florence, Mississippi
Yonkers, New York
Maumee, Ohio
Okatie, South Carolina
Bellaire, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Woodbridge, Virginia

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