Storm cloud amsonia

In spring, new stems emerge near-black with leaves that are very dark green with silver veins. The stems stay dark throughout spring. Light periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers completely cover the foliage in late spring, and rebloom for many weeks afterward. Although the main interest of this plant is in spring, it maintains a great garden presence throughout the summer and fall. Its wide, mounded habit lends itself well to be used in place of shrubs in the landscape. Younger plants will have more of a vase-like habit, but make sure to give this plant some space for when it reaches its mature size.

Attributes

Height

2-3’

Spread

2-3’

Foliage

Green

Flower Color

Blue

Exposure

Sun to part shade

Zone

4

Amsonia Storm Cloud
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