5 years to reach maturity
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Eastern Blue Star Overview
Amsonia orientalis is a clump-forming, woody, perennial species from the Apocynaceae family. It is commonly known by the names Eastern Blue Star and Blue Star. It has narrow, lance-shaped leaves and its light to dark blue star-shaped flowers are borne on erect stems in summer. Originally from Greece and Turkey, Amsonia orientalis likes full sun or partial shade and prefers a moist, well-drained soil. It can however, tolerate long periods of dry weather. Therefore, it can be planted in prairie-style planting schemes, in dry flower beds and is often seen at the front of informal/cottage-style garden borders.
Common problems with Eastern Blue Star
Generally pest and disease-free.
How to propagate Eastern Blue Star
Division in spring.
Softwood, in early summer.
In coldframe in spring or autumn.