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Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Starstruck'

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.

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