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Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'

Blue Star

Plant Type: Native - American

Amsonia tabernaemontana, commonly called bluestar, is a Missouri native herbaceous perennial which occurs most frequently in rich, open woods and thickets in the southwestern part of the State. An erect, clump-forming plant which features terminal, pyramidal clusters of 3/4", soft light blue, star-like flowers in late spring atop erect, leafy stems growing 2-3' tall. Narrow, willow-shaped, dull green foliage may turn an attractive yellow in fall.
‘Storm Cloud’ features near black stems in spring clad with silver-veined dark green leaves. Leaves lighten to olive green by summer. Light periwinkle-blue, star-shaped flowers bloom abundantly from late spring to early summer, often with some rebloom thereafter. Plants typically grow to 24-30" tall spreading to as much as 42" wide.


Height

24-30"

Spread

40"

Landscape Application:

Great choice for: mass planting, specimen, border, rain garden.

Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud' Plant Care:

Can tolerate clay soil. May need staking if grown in shade or rich soils. Prefers moist, loamy soil but can tolerate some drought.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

Blue Star Characteristics & Attributes

Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant