Amsonia

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Amsonia - Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Common Name: Amsonia
Genus: Amsonia
Species: tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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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