• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 12 to 15 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy-care plant
    Blooms:
    Early to Late Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 12 to 15 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early to Late Spring
    Flower color:Violet-blue
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-drained soil. Takes part shade in hot climates; may be leggy in heavy shade. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates periodic drought. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a neat, upright mounded shape.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This unique selection of blue star was discovered in a seedling block of Amsonia tabernaemontana at Sunny Border Nursery in Connecticut by Michael Dodge, then of White Flower Farm. It is thought to be a garden hybrid of the North American native Amsonia tabernaemontana and another undetermined species, possibly A. msonia montana or A. orientalis, but yet to be determined.