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Amsonia grandiflora
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Amsonia grandiflora

Arizona Large-flowered Blue Star

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Item #: 9136

Zones: 6a to 10b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Amsonia grandiflora is another of those strangely little-known blue stars that should be more widely grown in home gardens. Amsonia grandiflora is a very rare native to the high mountainous dry oak woodlands of southern Arizona and adjacent Mexico where it can be found growing up to 4,500' elevation. The thread-like green leaves adorn the 2' tall deciduous stalks, topped in late April (NC) with pale lavender-blue buds that open to large, pure white flowers. We are pleased to offer plants grown from the late Howard Scott Gentry's seed collection.