|Common Name||Stokes' aster|
|US Patent #||PP19833|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||July, August|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||9" / 14" / 11"|
|Soil (Garden)||Average, well drained. Prefers a light, fertile, moist, and acidic soil.|
|Water (Garden)||Moderate needs in the garden.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Hummingbird Attractor, Pollinator Attractor|
|Comments||It does not thrive in soils with a high lime content.|
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!
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 14″ / 11″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry slightly between waterings.|
|EC||0.5 – 1.5|
|pH||6.0 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Finish Time to 4″||6 – 8 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||—|
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