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Light: Part Shade
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin: Central & Eastern U.S.
Bluestar is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to wet, sandy, prosperous, open, and rocky woods and thickets. It grows in an erect, clump-forming pattern and produces beautiful clusters of light-blue, star-shaped flowers that are 3/4" in size. The flowers bloom on top of upright and leafy stems in late spring. The plant's narrow, dull green foliage is willow-shaped and may turn yellow in the fall. The plant can either be cut close to the ground or left for winter interest.
Bluestar grows best in full sun, but if that's not possible, the plant may need staking due to its floppy form. Cutting the stems back after flowering will create a neater, more rounded appearance. The plant is drought-tolerant once established.
Amsonia, one of our most beautiful native species, produces a light display from the mountains to the coast. The pale blue flowers turn into elongated, pod-like fruits that contain hard, black seeds used for propagation. This plant is resistant to deer and other herbivores because its foliage contains toxic white latex.
White Cloud Muhly
Smooth Blue Aster
Catmint 'Walkers Low'
Blue Eyed Grass 'Moody Blues'
Blackland Prairie Mix