Amsonia tabernaemontana

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial
Soils: sandy, clay, loamy
Bloom Time: Blue flowers in May-June
Size: 2-3ft tall with 2-3ft spread

Native to southern states and according to it is found in New England due to garden introduction. A good choice for containers, butterfly gardens, rain garden or naturalized garden. Prefers moist garden conditions, however once established it is drought tolerant. Slow grower, low care. Unpalatable to deer.

Garden Companions

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), False Indigo (Baptisia australis), Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts hummingbirds, carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and butterflies like mourning cloak.
• Larval host for coral hairstreak butterfly.

Natural Habitat

Naturally occurs meadows, fields, shores of rivers or lakes.

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