Amsonia tabernaemontana

Eastern bluestar

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 18 inches. 

Like its cousin Amsonia hubrichtii (which we also grow) a lovely plant waiting to be discovered by the adventurous gardener. 

Photo: By Willcook (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons<

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£ 7.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Apocynaceae

Hardy perennial

H4

50cm 

45 cm 

Dark green 

Pale blue 

Moist well drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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