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Amsonia tabernaemontana /Blue Star

Amsonia tabernaemontana  / Amsonia tabernaemontana
Has blue, star-shaped flowers on 12-18 inch stems
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Has blue, star-shaped flowers on 12-18 inch stems

Flowers produced in mid-spring

Large number of star=shaped flowers make for a garden show

Blue isa color that is recessive in the landscape

Blue Ice cultivar has darker blue flowers than the species

Darker blue flowers open in late spring on Blue Ice cultivar

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Scientific Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana
Common Name: Blue Star
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Grows well in the average garden soil, it prefers moist, well drained, loamy ones. Can grow in fairly dry soils. To make the plant appear more neat and dense, cut back to about 4-6 inches after flowering. A cultivar with deeper blue flowers is 'Monatana'.