Amsonia Storm Cloud Blue Star
Amsonia Storm Cloud Blue StarAmsonia Storm Cloud Blue Star

Amsonia Storm Cloud, Blue Star

A striking selection of the Missouri native Blue Star, Amsonia tabernaemontana, Storm Cloud emerges in spring with near black stems and dark green leaves with silver veins. The smoky dark stems hold their color throughout spring. Pretty, light periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers completely cover the plants in late spring, with rebloom continuing for many weeks afterward. Its attractive wide, mounded habit looks great all season. Its nectar attracts the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and various bees, moths and butterflies.

An easy to care for perennial, it tolerates heat and humidity, and is deer resistant. It tolerates poor soil quality and works well in rain gardens, naturalized areas, and for mass plantings. It makes a lovely cut flower.

 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Amsonia Storm Cloud, Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name

Blue Star

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Height

24-30″

Width

38-42″

Uses

Bees, Beds, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Hummingbirds, Naturalize, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Deer

Soil

Average, Fertile, Poor, Wet

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Plant Type

Perennial