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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name(s):
Blue dogbane, Blue star, Blue star flower
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

One of our most beautiful native species, Amsonia makes a delicate display from the mountains to the coast. The light blue flowers are followed by elongated, pod-like fruits containing hard, black seeds which can be used for propagation. This plant is resistant to damage by deer

Season:
Spring
Height:
1-3 ft.
Flower Color:
Pale blue
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Foliage:
Scattered, lance-shaped to narrowly egg-shaped leaves, 2 to 4 in. long; smooth to slightly downy texture; clustered stems
Flower:
Large, open cluster of numerous pale blue flowers, .75 in. across; slender corolla tube expands into five narrow, pointed lobes
Site:
Moist but well-drained fertile soil; sun to partial shade; moist woods; stream banks
Propagation:
Seed, division spring or fall, cuttings
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Rich, moist soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
North America, North Carolina
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
sun, blue, wildflower, perennial, resistant, deer, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 674

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