Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Louisiana Blue Star
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Amsonia
Item #: 5920
Zones: 6a to 9b, at least
Height: 42" tall
Origin: United States
This rare wetland species of Amsonia blue star is native from South Carolina to Louisiana but is hardy north to Zone 5. The 3.5' tall stems compose a 3' wide deer-resistant clump and are adorned with short leaves (hairy grey-green beneath in spring). In May (NC), the clumps are topped with attractive clusters of sky-blue flowers. This is an easy species to grow and will tolerate extreme drought despite its wetland upbringing.