JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'
Storm Cloud Blue Star
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Item #: 12043
Zones: 5a to 8b, at least
Height: 24" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
In 2011, plant breeder Hans Hansen and Tony were botanizing along a woodland stream in a remote Bibb County, Alabama forest when we spotted several clumps of amsonia flowering in the wet, deep shade. We collected divisions of a few clones and after trialing them in both NC and Michigan, we selected one we both agreed was the best amsonia we'd ever grown. Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud' forms a compact 2' tall x 3' wide clump that emerges with black stems, which contrast nicely with the dense heads of sky blue flowers...simply fantastic!