Amsonia

Amsonia orientalis

Amsonia - Amsonia orientalis

Common Name: Amsonia
Genus: Amsonia
Species: orientalis

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Grey
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Star-like grey-blue flowers about 1cm across appear from early to midsummer on almost black stems with lance-shaped greyish green leaves. A native to Greece and Turkey, this pretty spreading clump-forming perennial has the added bonus of autumn colour too. Great for the middle of a sunny border or in a gravel garden.

  • Garden care: This plant does not like wet soil especially during the winter so make sure it is planted in a freely draining soil.

    Divide congested plants in spring.

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