Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'
- Bright blue flowers spring to summer
- Drought tolerant once established
- Very pest-resistant
This cultivar of a classic North American native is sure to perform extremely well in both northern and southern gardens. In spring, new stems emerge in a near-black tone and sprout dark green leaves with silver veins. Light periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers cover the plant in late spring and rebloom for many weeks to follow. Past bloom time, this plant maintains a great garden presence with its mounded foliage. It lends itself well to be used in place of shrubs in the landscape.
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Landscape, Specimen
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Easy Care, Heat & Humidity Tolerant, Fall Color
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist soil with average fertility. Too much shade or soil that is too rich will make the habit open and floppy. Cut back after flowering to within 6"-8" inches of the ground to maintain a fuller growth habit. Plant will grow large, but will not need to be divided every 6-8 years.