Stokesia laevis "Mary Gregory) (Perennial Cornflower/Stokes Aster)
Beautiful buttery yellow blooms in mid-summer are what make this Stokes Aster a crowd pleaser. "Mary Gregory" grows to 12 inches in full sun and average, well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant, but that doesn't mean it should be neglected. Keep it dead-headed for a longer bloom time, and sit back and enjoy. Zones 5-10. Quarts.
Stokesia laevis "Peachie's Pick" (Perennial Cornflower/Stokes Aster)
The cultivar name of this blue Stoke's Aster refers to Peachie Saxton, the man who discovered it, not its color, although a peach-colored Stokesia would be quite the thing. "Peachie's Pick" grows from 12 to 16 inches tall in full sun (dappled sunlight acceptable), and in average soil that is moist but well-drained. Stokes Aster is a long bloomer if you keep it deadheaded, long lived, and easy to please. It grows in full sun/partial shade and average soil in Zones 5-9. Quarts. Oh, and one more thing: butterflies are wowed by it, too.