This long-blooming, compact Amsonia blooms longer and stronger than the species and forms a dense, compact mound of dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in the fall. A favorite nectar source of Mourning Cloaks and other early butterflies. This is a large carefree plant and shade tolerant. Light blue flowers bloom in Spring. Likes moist soil but reasonably drought tolerant once established. They have a long season of interest which is useful in perennial borders, wild garden and wildlife gardens. They have a shrubby habit so it tends to be useful in mass plantings.