Amsonia is three times beautiful plant - first for spring flowers, second for summer foliage, and third for it's fall color.
Star-shaped flower in dense terminal clusters, pale blue to steel blue, appear in late spring and somewhat resemble of tall phlox.
Forms nice, 36'' tall and wide dense clumps, but in shade, plants are taller and less dense. Summer foliage is medium green and reminds of willow, and fall color is a good rich gold.
Sun, half shade, dappled shade, average soil to heavier clayish soil, average moisture. Deer, drought and clay soil tolerant plant. Hardiness zones 3-8, native to Central United States.
True work horse, very reliable and adaptable tough native perennial, unfortunately still underused in horticulture! Attracts hummingbirds, long-tongued insects, hummingbird moth and butterflies.
An easy-to-grow plant which is best massed in informal settings such as native plant gardens, borders, big containers, shade gardens or open woodland areas. Perfect perennial background or hedge for lower plants. Can be combined with many perennial - both sun loving or half-shade loving plant, up to hostas.
Picture copyright : Radomil, Commons Wikipedia
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot