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Bluestar is suitable for use in rain gardens, ornamental landscapes, and for attracting pollinators.

Bluestar is suitable for use in rain gardens, ornamental landscapes, and for attracting pollinators. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 4 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar, Blue Dogbane

Amsonia tabernaemontana is a compact, erect, clump forming plant with clusters of pale blue star-like flowers. It prefers well-drained, average soil in full sun to part shade. When grown in full sun, it usually will not require pruning or staking. However, when grown in some shade or richer soils, it will tend to become more floppy. Does best when massed and naturalized in areas such as woodlands or native plant gardens. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Blue

Amsonia tabernaemontana Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMTA2