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Common Names: Eastern Bluestar

Scientific Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana


Plant Characteristics

  • Duration: Perennial
  • Size: 2-3 ft.
  • Bloom Color: Light Blue to Pale Lavender
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer


Growing Conditions

  • Water Use: Low to Moderate
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Well-drained


Ecological Benefits

Promotes biodiversity in Maryland's ecosystems by offering essential habitat and sustenance for native pollinators. Its bushy growth, with delicate light blue to pale lavender flowers, thrives in a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade, making it a valuable contributor to the health and balance of local natural systems.

Eastern Bluestar

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