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Blue Star

Botanical Name
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Hardiness
Zones 3-9
Height
2 to 3 feet
Width
3 feet
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: steel blue
Fall Color
Attractive clear yellow
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • May need staking in shade or highly fertile soils
  • Plants benefit from being cut back to 6-8" after flowering to promote sturdy, full growth
  • Prefers moist, but not soggy soil
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Montana - compact 18", deeper blue flowers
  • Short Stack - dwarf 10"  

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