Common Bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Bluestar blooms in mid-spring. Growing up to 3 feet tall, it prefers a medium to moist soil, but will tolerate a range of soils in light shade, including clay. Long-lived and adaptable, this native ...

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SKU
70370-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 1' - 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Pollinators

Common Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) blooms in mid-spring. Growing up to 3 feet tall, it prefers a medium to moist soil, but will tolerate a range of soils in light shade, including clay. Long-lived and adaptable, this native of open woodlands and plains ranges from Illinois to New Jersey and south to Texas and Florida. The flowers of Common Bluestar attracts various long-tongued insects, including the Large Carpenter Bee and hummingbird moths. Other common names include Blue Dogbane, Eastern Bluestar and Willowleaf.