Shining Blue Star (Amsonia illustris)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 48 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Narrow, willow-shaped, leathery, shiny green leaves (to 6 inches long) may turn an attractive yellow in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Pale blue
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Easily grown from seed.
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Great Plant Picks award winner


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