Amsonia illustris
(shining bluestar)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Additional Species:

A. ciliata, A. tabernaemontana var. tabernaemontana

Height: 12 – 36 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: MO, KS


Comments & Cautions:
deep root system holds soil; spreads readily but not aggressively; cut back after flowering


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

erect to mounded

Foliage

shiny thick leathery leaves; excellent yellow fall color

Flowers

light blue, star-shaped; April to May

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