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'Storm Cloud' Bluestar Amsonia tabernaemontana

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
30" 42"
Height
24 - 30"
Spread
38 - 42"
  • Details

    Features

    I'm more LOW MAINTENANCE than your OTHER relationships.

    Watch in spring as incredibly dark stems emerge from the ground. Olive green leaves have silver veins. Star-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers appear atop of the wide, mounding, shrub-like habit.

    Heat Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    38 - 42 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Periwinkle blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Olive green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in full sun to part shade and average, moist soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Thrives in most gardens with little care.

  • 2 Reviews

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    • I bought this plant from a local nursery in 2019. It survived the SE Michigan winter. It flowered without any issues in Spring 2020. I like it most because it's mostly a Summer & Fall foliage filler in my landscape without any diseases or bugs to worry about

      Linda Shafto
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
    • I planted two of these, one late autumn 2017, and one mid-summer 2018. The planted-2017 grew, had foliage, didn't bloom though until spring of 2019. The planted-2018 bloomed in 2019. Both have done really well, but the planted-2018 plant is stronger, healthier, and its blooms were far more numerous, the foliage fuller. The difference may be that the healthier one is planted in a close to full sun place, whereas the other is planted in an almost part shade spot. The plant is extraordinary, regardless.

      Marcia Erwin
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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