Bluestar (Amsonia ciliata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Best fall foliage color usually occurs in full sun, but flowers generally last longer if given some light afternoon shade in hot sun areas. Prefers sandy soils with regular moisture and sharp drainage.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Star-shaped
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Light/Pale blue
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Great Plant Picks award winner

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery

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