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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Blue star

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue star). This plant has a bushy growing habit which gives it an elegant appearance. The leaves are dark green, shiny and narrow, similar to those of the Willow. The star-like, pale blue flowers appear in terminal, pyramidal clusters.

Also may be known as A. salicifolia.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Willow amsonia

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prune once a year to maintain a bushy habit. May require staking, particularly when grown in a shadier position.

Propagation

By seed in autumn or spring, by division in spring or by softwood cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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