All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Amsonia orientalis


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Colour: Blue

A beautiful, if rarely-seen plant, it deserves to be more widely grown. It flowers reliably year after year, it's not pushy or invasive, is not fussy about soil or situation and is fully hardy.

Heads of ornamental, rich blue flowers which are larger, and open for longer than most other varieties, and narrow lance shaped foliage. 

A most desirable native of Greece and Asia Minor. Good at the front of a border as single specimens or planted in groups to form a large clump.

Blue star-shaped flowers in May and June. Easy to grow and slug and snail resistant.

Named after Charles Amson, an 18th-century physician from Virginia.

Height: 50cm

Common name(s): Eastern Blue Star

Amsonias prefer moist soils, but grow well in most garden soils. Drier conditions reduce the height of the plant, but they will flower well every year. They grow in full sun or semi-shade - but in drier situations they are happiest in semi-shade.

Syn: Rhazya orientalis. 

Picture: Linda from Chicago, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.