Common Name: Bluestar
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average, Dry
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Blue, Apr, May
- Fruit: Long brown husks with cylindrical seeds.
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- Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies, Rocky Outcrops
Amsonia tabernaemontana has a large underground root that sprouts multiple semi-woody stems lined with slender, opposite, glossy leaves that are topped with flowers in spring. The flowers are pale blue to white-colored with five petals and are about 1/2″ across. The multiple stems covered in leaves give this plant a bushy, or shrub-like appearance. Clump-forming and drought tolerant, this is a good plant for sunny borders or rock gardens.