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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia


Blue stars are North American natives with handsome glossy foliage and star-shaped blue flowers. Variety salicifolia blooms slightly later in the summer than the species and sports significantly narrower, graceful, willow-shaped leaves that turn beautiful fall colours of yellows and oranges. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Blue Star

Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist woods, banks, thickets in rich soils near bluffs.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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