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Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

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Ships April to May 2024
Item #:
Ships April to May 2024
Ornamental Perennials


Hardy, late-spring flowering perennial
Description:  Clusters of pale blue flowers borne on 3-foot stems; dark green, peach-leaf foliage turns yellow in the fall
Habit:  Grows up to 3 ft high and wide, vase-shaped 
Culture:  Prefers full sun to light shade and rich, well-drained garden loam; established plants are deep-rooted and drought resistant, requiring little care
Hardiness:  USDA Zones 3 through 9
Origin:  North America
Attributes:  Fall color, Drought tolerant, Deer resistant

This choice North American native was discovered in 1759 and named for Charles Amson, an 18th-century Virginia doctor and scientific traveler.  Blue Star was likely not cultivated as a garden plant until the mid-1800s, but was recommended by Peter Henderson by the end of the century.  It has since become a popular flower for the perennial border and the cut-flower garden.

Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana) arrives in a 2.5" pot.

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