Amsonia is a low-maintenance drought-resistant native that brings some extraordinary features to the table. In spring fluffy and airy feeling light green foliage emerges growing in a uniform clump, which transitions to a darker green as the growing season wears on. In late spring, early summer, clumps of periwinkle blue flowers spring from the top portions of the foliage creating a blanket of pollinator friendly blue flowers. As the flowers fade and fall approaches, String theory changes from deep green to a distinct and gorgeous golden yellow orange that makes it appear almost like a living flame in your landscape.
This introduction of Amsonia is a compact version of the popular ‘Storm Cloud’. In the summer it is said to be less likely to demonstrate the chlorotic leaves that are common in Amsonia hubrichtii, while still providing ample flowers and brilliant golden orange fall color.
Photo Credit: Walters Garden Inc.
|Bloom Period:||Late spring to early summer|
|Genus & Species:||Amsonia 'String Theory' PPAF CPBRAF|
|Mature Height:||18 to 22 inches|
|Mature Spread:||32 to 36 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10 to 12 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Crown just below soil surface|
|Planting Time:||Late Spring, Early Summer Planting|
|Soil Type:||Moist soil; average fertility|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Amsonia 'String Theory'
Amsonia is easy to grow from full sun to part shade making it a very versatile, easy to grow plant. It will tolerate poor soil but needs average to consistent watering. Being both disease and wildlife resistant it is a great plant for beginner and experienced gardeners alike.