Amsonia ciliata

slimpod, fringed bluestar, blue dogbane

Apocynaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,blue
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color

Landscaping

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.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, chalky hills.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8B,9A

Other

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.