Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Starstruck'

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Will begin shipping Apr 3rd 2023 . Ship by date varies based on your location, hardiness zone, and the maturity level of the plant. If you have a specific shipping time request, please add it in the comments for your order.

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Common Name:
Eastern Blue Star
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
20 Inches
Garden Spread:
32-38 Inches
  • Loads of light blue flowers in spring
  • Durable, easy, low-maintenance
  • Beautiful golden color in autumn

Amsonia is a low, bushy plant with a tidy form, and attractive, clean foliage. Beautiful blue star-shaped flowers cover the plant in late spring and are long-lasting. The showy blue flowers look great against the rich green leaves. It is a hardy plant that is drought tolerant once established. Native to eastern and south-central United States.

Uses: Borders, Cottage Garden, Mass Planting, Specimen, Landscapes, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Pond Edges, Stream Banks, Woodland Gardens
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees, Pollinators
Notable Features: Heat & Humidity Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Tolerant of Clay, Sand, or Rocky Soils, Cut Flower, Low Maintenance, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping

Homeowner Growing Tips: Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist soil with average fertility. Too much shade or soil that is too rich will make the habit open and floppy. Cut back after flowering to within 6"-8" inches of the ground to maintain a fuller growth habit. Plant will grow large, but will only need to be divided every 6-8 years.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

Reviews (2)

  • Amsonia Starstruck

    Posted by Noelle on Jun 11th 2021

    Really beautiful little shrubs!

  • Amsonia Starstruck

    Posted by Susan K. on Jun 6th 2021

    Purchased this in 2020 as a small plant. It grew immediately and had a few blossoms the first year. I cut it back to the ground (like my peonies) after the first hard frost - and waited. This year ( 2021) it began to press through the soil, then the leaves were lovely. The plant was COVERED with the blue star-shaped blooms for several weeks. They didn't need deadheading. This is a wonderful addition to my landscape and so easy to grow! I just re-read the care and realized it's time to cut it back to encourage fuller growth. (IIRC I did that last year as well.) This Star Struck is highly recommended. Zone 5-b - Lincoln, NE.