Joy Creek Nursery

272-008D4   Amsonia ciliata 'Halfway to Arkansas'     ( Blue milkweed )

Amsonia ciliata 'Halfway to Arkansas'
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We have grown Amsonia ciliata 'Halfway to Arkansas' for about 6 years. Although it is not really half the size of Amsonia ciliata as its name implies, it is definitely a compact selection that is much shorter in height and spread. The leaves also are shorter but a little wider in comparison with the form of Amsonia ciliata in our garden. They both have an arching habit and similar star flowers in terminal cluster. We grow Amsonia ciliata 'Halfway to Arkansas' in an especially sunny stock field. As a result, it undergoes a dramatic transformation in the autumn when its leaves change to gold with interesting purple brown highlights. One observation we have made is that during our November rainstorms this selection stays more upright than the species. Cut back in early spring.

Summer.  3 ft. x 5 ft.

Periwinkle Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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