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Storm Cloud Amsonia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Height 2-2.5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 38-42 Inches Wide

Don’t let the name fool you! The Storm Cloud Amsonia is one to remember. In the spring it produces dark stems with dusky green leaves with very unique almost silver veins. Clumps of periwinkle blue flowers blooms on top of the stems. This shrub is heat tolerant and resistant to deer.

Periwinkle blue, star shaped blooms appear on top of this mounded perennial. The foliage is olive green with silver veins. Blooms first appear in the late spring and will last until early summer. The Storm Cloud Amsonia is also native to North America. It grows to a garden height of up to thirty inches and up to forty-two inches wide. A beautiful addition to any landscape, common uses are border planting, mass planting, or as a focal point.

Storm Cloud Amsonia Care

The Storm Cloud Amsonia is best grown in full sun or part shade. Soil should range from average to moist. It can tolerate all types of soil and requires a neutral Ph. Water needs for this plant are average. Pruning is not necessary. It should be noted that if the Storm Cloud Amsonia is planted into much shade it will produce a floppy appearance. If planted in shady areas trim to maintain a neat habit.

Storm Cloud Amsonia Spacing

Proper spacing for this shrub will keep it healthy for years to come. Spacing should be especially considered when planting around other plants or along borders. With a height of up 3’ feet, spacing for the Storm Cloud Amsonia should be 2.5’ to 3’ feet, center on center.

Storm Cloud Amsonia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Flower Color(s): Blue
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 2-2.5 Feet
Spread: 38-42 Inches
Spacing: 2.5-3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Resists: Deer
Features: Heat Tolerant
Scientific Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'
Common Name: Storm Cloud Amsonia
Other Name(s): Bluestar
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - Storm Cloud Amsonia Show Reviews

  • 5
    Outstanding quality!

    Posted by Nancy Blue on Jun 16th 2020

    Every aspect from ordering to receiving this Amsonia ’Storm Cloud’ went perfectly. It was packed well and was fresh, fully leafed out and ready to plant.
    I am very impressed with this fine plant and service.

  • 5
    Plant looks great!

    Posted by Sarah Selis on Jun 1st 2020

    Everything that I ordered was neatly packed. I only received everything 10 days ago so not much more to add, but so far all of the plants are thriving great!

  • 5
    by the beach

    Posted by Liz Rosa on Mar 21st 2019

    I planted a few of these by my beach, in a location that gets full sun the entire day. These plants just thrived last summer, even when I forgot to water them regularly. The flowers in the picture don't do it justice. The blue really stands out, especially next to the dark mulch I had around the plants and the green leaves. Seems like I picked the perfect location for these.