easterm bluestar, blue dogbane
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 (4) ft Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: blue
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Also useful as a cut flower.
Considerations: Poisonous foliage.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
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 in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: