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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia (Eastern bluestar)
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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Eastern bluestar

This long-lived, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial features three to four weeks of light blue, star-shaped flowers in spring. Terminal flower clusters are followed by ornamental seed pods. Narrow, willow-shaped foliage transitions from green into attractive shades of yellow in fall. An easy to grow, no-fuss native perfectly suited for the perennial border. Beautiful when used en masse along the perennial border or in a fresh cut arrangement.

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Height

2-3 Feet

Bloom Color

Light Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Eastern bluestar Interesting Notes

The species name commemorates the 16th-century German herbalist Jakobus Theodorus Tabernaemontanus.

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best in moist to wet soils in full to part sun.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Moist Sun
Native to North America