HAVE: fresh Amsonia / Eastern Bluestar

bev_w(6a)November 25, 2007

The seed pods have started splitting so the annual Amsonia harvest time is here. If anyone would like some Amsonia tabernaemontana (Eastern Bluestar), I'll trade for seeds I don't already have, or a split/share of something on your seed purchase list (December or January). SASBEs for beginner gardeners only.

Amsonia seeds are very easy to germinate once they've been cold moist stratified (wintersowed) but they must be fresh. So get 'em now and plant them as soon as you receive them.

Amsonia, an Eastern North American native shrub, is very drought tolerant once established. It has lovely blue flowers in the spring, and nice yellow foliage in the fall. In good, well-drained soil it'll grow to at least 3 feet-- a row makes a nice hedge. It is hardy from zones 4 to 8.

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Hi Bev,
Would you be interested in some Japanese anemone seed (single flowered pink) in exchange for some Amsonia seed?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 8:12PM
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Hey Barb,

I just e-mailed you on your hotmail account. Sadly (happily?) I already have a pink Japanese anemenone and my neighbour has a ton, should it ever die out, which is unlikely.

re: Amsonia. I've sent out a few packets but there's lots more.


    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 8:35PM
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gail_ish(5a ON)

Hi Bev,

I'd be very interested. Here's a link to my page - unfortunately, it's very short. We're renovating & I spent very little time attending to my garden, much less gathering seed (sigh).

Let me know if you find something of interest.

All the best,

Here is a link that might be useful: Gail's trades

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 10:59AM
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