Feathery mounds make a perfect backdrop for perennial beds.
Amsonias form upright mounds of feathery foliage, topped in spring by delicate blue blossoms. They're easy to grow, preferring full sun or part shade and moist, rich soil. The feathery foliage makes a pretty backdrop for shorter plants and the pale blue flowers provide a cooling balance to the bolder colors in your perennial border. In fall, the foliage turns a brilliant yellow.