Amsonia tabernaemontana Willowleaf Blue Star



If you can't pronounce Amsonia tabernaemontana, don't worry! This charming Eastern U.S. native is also called Willowleaf Blue Star and Eastern Blue Star. Its pastel blue flowers in late spring attract long-tongued pollinators like butterflies and hummingbird moths.

Willowleaf Blue Star is a versatile perennial that can tolerate a range of soil types from clay to sand. It can grow in full to part sun, though it may require staking in areas with more shade and fertile soil.

Amsonia tabernaemontana Willowleaf Blue Star would make a great addition to native gardens and pollinator gardens.


  • Common Names: Willowleaf Blue Star, Common Blue Star, Eastern Blue Star
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist soil
  • Height at Maturity: 36 inches"
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: May-June
  • Foliage Color: Fall Color

Special Features

  • Attracts: Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions.
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Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


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