The genus name honors Dr. Jonathan Stokes, an 18th-19th century English physician. The cultivar name pays homage to the woman from Mississippi who discovered the plant, Peachie Saxton. Its upright habit, attractive green foliage and lavender-blue cornflower-like flowers combine to make this solid performer an excellent choice for raised beds and mixed containers.
Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick', Peachie's Pick Stokes Aster
- Height: 12-18". Blue-purple blooms in late summer. Prefers sun. Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators.