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Amsonia elliptica

Amsonia elliptica
Amsonia elliptica
Amsonia elliptica
Newly emerging 3rd-year plant, late April

Family apocynaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue
Size 15"

Only amsonia species native to China. It looks similar to A. tabernaemontana in leaf and in flower, but perhaps with a more stoutly upright habit and more sparsely arranged flowers. It took a few years for our plants to start blooming after starting them from seed.

Amsonia elliptica

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

See comparative information about amsonias in our garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 35F (10w) -70F (72%G, 6-16d)

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