Stokesia 'Purple Pixie'Stokesia 'Purple Pixie'

Stokesia ‘Purple Pixie’

The first dwarf Stoke's Aster! Large violet blue flowers emerge over a plant with a short, compact habit combine to a form that doesn't open up (fall apart) with maturity. Blooms in early July with sporadic rebloom. Also grows great in high heat and humidity!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 14″ / 11″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August

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Common Name Stokes' aster
Family Asteraceae
Genus Stokesia
species laevis
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP19833
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 14" / 11"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time July, August
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Leaf Color Green
Soil Average, well drained. Prefers a light, fertile, moist, and acidic soil.
pH 6.0 - 6.5
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Deep South, Hummingbird Attractor, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Moderate needs in the garden.
How Different? It looks like a dwarf 'Purple Parasol'. It doesn't flop open.
Landscape Value Use in borders and mixed beds. An American native.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments It does not thrive in soils with a high lime content.
Grower Notes --
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