Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
Common Name: Amsonia
Species: tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: May to July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
These easy to grow perennials will create a massive impact when their dark blue flower buds open to reveal their star-like steely blue flowers in late spring and summer.
The flowers are loosely held in slightly pendulous clusters on top of tall stems bearing slender tapering leaves, which turn interesting shades of yellow before dying back in autumn.
The flowers can be cut and used in floral arrangements, but to stem the milky sap the end of the stems should be seared in a flame before popping in a vase.Garden Care: Divide congested plants in spring.
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