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HAVE: fresh Amsonia / Eastern Bluestar

Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 25, 07 at 15:40

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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RE: HAVE: fresh Amsonia / Eastern Bluestar

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


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RE: HAVE: fresh Amsonia / Eastern Bluestar

  • Posted by bev_w 6a Vienna ON (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 26, 07 at 20:35

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.

Bev


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RE: HAVE: fresh Amsonia / Eastern Bluestar

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,
Gail

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


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