Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star) is a very nice perennial with early light blue spring flowers. Full sun-partial shade. Forms a nice rounded shape as it ages. Prefers well-drained soils
1 gallon available
The only thing I dislike about this plant is the pronunciation of the species. My review will be based on the 20 or so plants from last year. Do not be discouraged if the leaves yellow and drop. They have not perished! The following spring every one came to life looking beautiful. To get a fuller and busier plant, I trimmed the top third of the plant. (Don't forget to water occasionally even though it is leafless).
The amsonia was in good condition and ready to flower which it has done now in my garden. Thanks!
surprised by its maturity and size
I was pleasantly shocked by how large and healthy this plant was when it came in the mail a week ago. It sat in the unopened box for a day then in a bucket in the shade for 3-4 days before I finally got it potted. I watered it during that time and kept my eye on it. Now that it’s been potted for a few days it’s taking off. It’s so thick and healthy, I’m absolutely amazed. I honestly have never received plants this healthy from an online company. This was first but definitely not my last time ordering from mail order natives. I can’t write anything specific about the plant because it’s only been planted for a few days other than I’m sure I’m going to be pleased with it.
This little plant was just starting to grow and the owner gave careful instructions on how to plant it. A few days later in the ground it looks vigorous and has new green growth! Highly recommend this company!