Amsonia illustris, Shining Blue Star

Amsonia illustris, Shining Blue Star

Bring delightful blue blossoms and great ornamental foliage to your sunny garden with Shining Blue Star, Amsonia illustris. Pyramidal clusters of star-like, soft light blue flowers appear late spring atop erect, leafy stems. Narrow, willow-shaped, leathery, shiny green leaves, up to 6″ long, turn a brilliant yellow in fall. A Missouri native perennial that sometimes is called Ozark Bluestar.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Amsonia illustris

Common Name

Blue Star

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Height

24-36″

Width

12-18″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Missouri Native Plant, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Deer

Soil

Average, Wet

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

5-9

Plant Type

Perennial