slimpod, fringed bluestar, blue dogbane
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: white,blue
Fruit Color: brown
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Blooms late spring. Fall foliage color is orange-yellow.
Propagation: Grow from seed or division. Prune to 10 inches after flowering.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, chalky hills.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: The blue tubular flower opens into 5 petal-like lobes with a white center. Several blossoms grow in a loose cluster. Narrow seed pods and dark yellow fall color make this an attractive garden plant.