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Amsonia ludoviciana
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Amsonia ludoviciana

Louisiana Blue Star

Item #: 5920

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Height: 42" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

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This rare wetland species of 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.

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