Amsonia orientalis

Amsonia orientalis

Description: A low growing clump forming perennial with lance shaped leaves interspersed with stems of star shaped pale and dark blue flowers in late spring and summer.  Relaible each year, not a spectacular flower but worthwhile as a filling plant which is easy to grow.

Uses: Good for multiple planting as ground cover in a sunny border or even a gravel garden.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade

Height/Spread:  Up to 50cm x 50cm

Soil Requirements: Most soils suitable, moist but free draining as it does not like wet.  Can also be drought tolerant.

Pruning: None required

Special Requirements: Milky sap can be a skin irritant

Additional Interest: May also be listed as Rhazya