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Amsonia illustris
Amsonia illustris
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Amsonia illustris

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Amsonia illustris, commonly called Ozark bluestar or shining blue star, is a native perennial that most frequently occurs in sandy or rocky soils on gravel bars or along streams. This is an erect, clump-forming plant that features terminal, pyramidal clusters of 1/2-inch, star-like, soft light blue flowers in late spring atop erect, leafy stems growing 2-3’ tall. Narrow, willow-shaped, leathery, shiny green leaves  may turn an attractive yellow in fall. Very similar in appearance to Amsonia tabernaemontana, except the leaves of the within species are shinier, thicker and more leathery and the seed pods are pendant.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Zone: 5 to 9
  • Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
  • Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Bloom Description: Light blue
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
  • Flower: Showy
  • Leaf: Good Fall
  • Attracts: Butterflies
  • Tolerate: Deer