Amsonia Identification and other Amsonia Mysteries

The genus Amsonia is a collection of herbaceous plants that are not well known in gardens, but they should be more popular. They are great plants, flower well, are North American natives and some are very drought tolerant. They are also more cold tolerant than believed. The various available species are similar and very often misnamed. It is quite common to find pictures in books and on the net that are misidentified.  In today’s post I will try to sort out the differences to help you identify plants.

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’ by Robert Pavlis, GardenMyths

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