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A picture of a Eastern Bluestar

Eastern Bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Also known as

Blue Star, Bluestar, Texas-Star, Willow amsonia

Amsonia tabernaemontana5 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Eastern Bluestar

A close up of some blue Amsonia tabernaemontana flowers
A close up of some blue Amsonia tabernaemontana flowers
Some Amsonia tabernaemontana plants with blue flowers in a garden
A green Amsonia tabernaemontana plant with blue flowers in a garden

Eastern Bluestar Overview

Amsonia tabernaemontana is a clumping perennial species that produces numerous stems. Foliage is dark green and oval to lance-shaped, flowers are produced in rounded clusters. They are pale blue in colour and appear from late spring through to the middle of summer. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

How to propagate Eastern Bluestar

Seed

Division

Divide in spring.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings are best taken in early summer.

Special features of Eastern Bluestar

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Eastern Bluestar

Border, cutting bed.