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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Peachies Pick
Peachy's Pick

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Lavender-blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jan 7, 2016 10:45 PM

Peachie's Pick was recommended to me by my local nursery. I've found it easy to grow and very forgiving. It was given little supplemental watering, and it put on a great show. Deadhead for extended bloom time. It is evergreen in my zone 6b garden. Mulch is recommended for zone 5 by many sources. Great plant!

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On February 6, 2019 Seeds germinated
activity in 2 or 3 pots
MrsBinWY On January 19, 2019 Seeds sown
8x2 in 2.25" pots for Plant Sale. Seeds from ishareflower's 2017G (descendants of 'Peachie's Pick'); moved these to warm room temp ~1st of February
MrsBinWY On June 6, 2018 Potted up
20 - nice, strong roots on these
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2018 Seeds sown
room temp; 20 seeds from ishareflowers; descendants of 'Peachie's Pick' (moved to warm room temp on 3-4-18; seems they started germinating right afterward)
taterpye On December 1, 2019 Obtained plant
Plants delight. 3. Front driveway garden
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