Common Name: Amsonia
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue, Grey|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver||Flowering 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.
Arkansas blue star
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia