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

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

Amsonia tabernaemontana v. salicifolia

Willow leaf Bluestar

A narrow leaf variety of bluestar, Amsonia tabernaemontana v. salicifolia is slightly taller and a bit happier in partial shade. This compact, long-lived perennial develops lovely yellow fall color. It is easily grown in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best when massed.  


Height:

3 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Blue

Amsonia tabernaemontana v. salicifolia Characteristics

Exposure

  • Partial Shade to Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • 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=AMTAS