Q. Can you advise me where to buy Amsonia "Short Stack" currently planted by the entrance to the newish native plant garden.
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Short Stack' is a dwarf variety of bluestar, a species native in New York State and most of the contiguous United States. The 'Short Stack' cultivar was introduced by Plants Delight Nursery, a well known and respected nursery in North Carolina, as A. montana 'Short Stack' and it continues to be known by that name in some catalogues.
We are not aware of any nurseries that currently have this plant in stock, but if you contact your local nursery or a trusted online nursery, particularly one that stocks other amsonia, you can ask them to get the plants for you from their wholesaler.
Courtesy of NYBG Plant Infromation Service