Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

$ 11.95

Item #: 1007
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Bluestar is a beautiful plant for spring flowers, summer foliage, and fall color. Its dense terminal clusters of pale, steel blue, star-shaped flowers appear in late spring and resemble very fine garden phlox heads. Grown in sun, Bluestar forms a full clump 3 or more feet in height but when grown in the shade, plants are taller and less dense. Summer foliage is willowy and medium green, and fall color is a good rich gold. Give this perennial anything but wet soil. It is an absolute work horse. Bluestar is effective as a background plant or plant it in a row and use as a 3 foot tall perennial hedge. It is long-lived, trouble-free, and should be used more often. Good companions for part shade are Columbine, Beard-tongue, and Alumroot.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

36in or taller

Flower Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Early summer, Late spring

Spread

36in

Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

 

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