This is rarely grown in the UK but we're predicting it'll be all over the Chelsea Flower Show like a rash before too long.
A North American native, it has a long flowering period - from spring to midsummer, grows well in sun or partial shade, copes with drought and has the most delightful, pale blue clusters of star shaped blooms above willow like leaves. Great for a low maintenance border where it will spread to around 45cm.
Like its cousin Amsonia hubrichtii (which we also grow), a lovely plant waiting to be discovered by the adventurous gardener.
Photo: © Blackstem Plants
Moist well drained
Full sun, partial shade