Could use some ID help. I bought this 4-5 years ago. It was labled as amsonia, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong.
It's about 4 feet tall, one of the first things up in the spring in my western MA zone 4 garden. It blooms heavily from very early spring through early summer, when I deadhead it, then it blooms sporadically for the rest of the summer (Amazing!) The flowers open pink and fade to a blue/lavender, leaving behind the seedpods in the picture. If not deadheaded, it self sows readily. Roots are tough and woody, and leaves are notched and slightly textured. Slugs and other pests don't seem to like it. All in all, it's perfect, except I don't know its name.