Amsonia tabernaemontana

easterm bluestar, blue dogbane

Apocynaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 (4) ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      blue
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Also useful as a cut flower.
Considerations: Poisonous foliage.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Insect visitors include the large carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and some butterflies. Avoided by mammalian herbivores.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks, ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B