Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Montana')

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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 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Willow-shaped, green to grayish-green foliage may turn an attractive yellow in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: summer 2013
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is blooming for you right now? by Iluvtobake Jan 20, 2020 3:24 PM 733
Amsonia? by crittergarden Sep 26, 2019 3:06 PM 7
id please by deejay49 May 24, 2017 7:44 PM 2
Mt. Cuba Gardens, Stroll with me! by critterologist May 15, 2017 1:56 PM 41
Possible Purple or White Willow? by rhino57 Dec 22, 2016 12:41 PM 5
Help with an ID by luvsgrtdanes Apr 1, 2016 9:13 AM 9
Mystery poison ivy, contact dermatitis rash by purpleinopp Oct 11, 2014 11:23 AM 24
"My Lists", add a link for my plant photo by chickhill May 11, 2014 11:44 PM 47
Do you garden with Wildflowers? Tell us all about it. by frostweed Mar 20, 2014 5:21 PM 130
Blooming by flowersrjen Oct 20, 2019 9:04 AM 4,216

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