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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Blue star amsonia

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
2-3'
1-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright
Flower
Perennial

Blue Dogbane, Willow Amsonia, Woodland Bluestar

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
April-May
Violet/ pinkish
Fall golden foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained, sandy, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Open woodlands, stream bands, limestone glades, moist sandy meadows and prairies
Maryland and Virginia to Illinois
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought, Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Drought, Wet soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
May flop in very dense shade and will require pruning
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue false indigo,Aromatic aster,Summer phlox,Golden ragwort
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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