Amsonia tabernaemontana – Blue Star

Amsonia - Blue Star

‘Storm Cloud’, also known as Bluestar, is a perennial plant native to both northern and southern climates. It emerges in spring with new stems that are nearly black, and with leaves that are dark green with silver veins. The stems retain their dark color throughout spring. The plant is known for its light periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers that cover the foliage in late spring and continue to bloom for many weeks afterwards. While the plant’s primary appeal lies in its springtime appearance, it maintains a significant presence in the garden throughout the summer and fall seasons.

Storm Cloud‘ is a low-maintenance, heat and humidity tolerant, deer resistant perennial, making it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking low maintenance or native perennials. It thrives in most gardens with minimal care, being easy to grow and free from troubles. It is best suited for full sun or partial shade and moist soil of average fertility.

When it comes to companion plants, ‘Storm Cloud’ pairs well with a variety of plants. These include bee balm, black-eyed Susan, coneflower, coral bells, helenium, hosta, iris, milkweed, oakleaf hydrangea, peony, tickseed, and various species of ornamental grasses such as little bluestem. Other suggested companion plants include Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ or ‘Brilliant’, Echinacea, and ornamental grasses like Panicum virgatum or Calamagrostis acutiflora.

Height: 24″ – 36″

Width: 36″ – 48″

Watering and soil: Moist well drained soil.

Exposure: Full sun.

Varieties: Tabernaemontana

Image: Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Storm Cloud’

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