Amsonia t. 'Storm Cloud' Description
Starry blue flowers, exceptional durability, and deer resistance: that's what you get in 'Storm Cloud' bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana). You may never have heard of this gorgeous native perennial from Proven Winners, but between its memorable floral display, showy purple-black stems, and rock-solid dependability, it definitely earns a spot in your sunny garden. It's more tolerant of heat and humidity than conventional bluestar, expanding the range where it can be grown and enjoyed. Very easy to grow, and a great plant for beginning gardeners.
Special features: Native, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, easy to grow, sun-loving.
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- Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
24-30" x 38-42"
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Edging, Flower gardens, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardens, Landscaping
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Soil: Not fussy about soil; thrives anywhere.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: average moisture is sufficient; tolerates some dryness once established.
Spacing: 2-3 feet
Fertilizing: Not required. If more rapid growth is desired, apply a rose fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: Nothing special required.
Maintenance & pruning: This is a low-maintenance perennial that requires no special treatment. If it is flopping or splaying or otherwise looking sloppy, that indicates that it needs more sun and/or less water.
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