Eastern blue star
Willow-shaped, gray-green foliage is adorned with panicles of small pale blue flowers in late spring and early summer. Amsonia tabernaemontana is a dependable perennial for the Northwest that will thrive for many years. In autumn the leaves turn bright shades of yellow.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: white, yellow
Great Color Partners: blue, green, pink, purple
Culture NotesThis long lived perennial prefers a rich well-drained soil and regular summer watering. Plant it in full sun for the best flowering and brightest fall color. Be patient with new young plants, often they can look a little straggly and forlorn and may take a few years to fill out. To help plants establish give them some space to minimize competition. Once they mature they will be long lived and robust, full specimens.
© Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9
Flower Color: blue
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: regular watering