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Easterm Bluestar, Blue Dogbane
|Size:||2-3 (4) ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden. Also useful as a cut flower.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Avoided by mammalian herbivores.
he flowers attract long-tongued insects such as carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and butterflies. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are also attracted to the nectar. Not known to be a larval plant for monarch butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Moist hammocks, ruderal.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures