Amsonia ciliata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8B 9A 

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Slimpod, Fringed Bluestar, Blue Dogbane


Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,blue
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Flatwoods, chalky hills.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Blooms late spring. Fall foliage color is orange-yellow.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Ruby-throated hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar. 

Avoided by mammalian herbivores.

The flowers attract long-tongued insects such as carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and butterflies.  Not known to be a larval plant for monarch butterflies.