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AMSONIA tabernaemontana

Commonly known as Blue dogbane, Blue star

Clump forming perennial with dense rounded panicles of pale blue, starry flowers
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - lance-shaped, matt, dark-green leaves 3-7cm (1-3in) long.
  • Blue - pale blue
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 50cm (20in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming perennial with numerous stems. Flowers 1-2cm (½ - ¾in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - happiest in dappled shade where the colour is enhanced.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash. - milky sap is slightly toxic.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - eastern USA.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moist soil prefered but will take some dry spells
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50cm (20in)
 

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