Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
South facing, west facing

Soil

Acidic

Dusty zenobia is a beautiful semi-evergreen shrub bearing large, aniseed-scented, bell-shaped flowers, which resemble lily of the valley. The leaves emerge green and mature to a dusty whitish blue. Native to the open woodlands of the North American east coast, it thrives in acid soils in full sun to partial shade.

Zenobia pulverulenta 'Blue Skies' has gorgeous silvery-blue young leaves, which mature to green-blue. These are complemented by bell-shaped, pure-white flowers in early to mid-summer.

For best results grow Zenobia pulverulenta 'Blue Skies' in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in a sheltered spot in full sun to partial shade. Not fully hardy, it may need protection in winter, particularly from cold winds.

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Zenobia ‘Blue sky’ and wildlife

Zenobia ‘Blue sky’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Zenobia ‘Blue sky’ poisonous?

Zenobia ‘Blue sky’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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