Species Name:  Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name: Eastern Bluestar, Common Bluestar

Zone: 3 to 8

Light: Full Sun to Half Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist to Medium dry

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: Medium to Rich

pH: 5 to 7.0

Bloom Time: Spring - May to June

Habit: An adaptable long lived perennial. Attractive to many pollinators when in flower. Typically grows in moist to wet meadows, prairies, open woodlands and streamsides. Tolerant of moist sandy to heavy clay soils and quite drought tolerant once established.  Use Bluestar in mixed meadow plantings, in wetlands and as an understory plant in open woodlands. A valuable deer resistant plant.

Eastern bluestar is a desirable low-maintenance garden plant with clean foliage, full rounded form, star like light blue spring flowers, and bright yellow fall color. Easy to grow in average garden soils and conditions.  Combine with other meadow species for multi-season flowers or use as a specimen plant and in mass plantings

Dense compact habit resembles a small shrub.

Light blue flowers in spring.

Lemon yellow fall color.