Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'

Blue Star

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud' - ​8 available. Emergent black stems carry beautiful blue terminal flowers. The black is very evident underscoring the flower clusters. An exceptional compact Blue Star, 'Storm Cloud' grows only 24 inches tall and in time may spread to 36 inches. A mature plant will exhibit an almost shrub-like affect in the summer garden. Typical green lances of leaves turn gold in autumn. Perennials with multiple seasons of interest garner greater notice at Quackin' Grass and 'Storm Cloud' fits this criteria. Hans Hansen and Tony Avent discovered this eventually named selection from a forested location in Bibb County, Alabama. Part sun in fertile, moisture retaining soil. Established plant from division or cutting.


Height:

24-36 in

Spread:

24-36 in

Colors:

Blue

Characteristics and Attributes for Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Border
  • Cottage Garden
  • Filler
  • Grouping

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Alabama

Propagated By

  • Division