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Amsonia grandiflora (Large-flowered Blue Star)

Amsonia grandiflora
Arizona Bluestar, Big Bluestar

This deciduous perennial from southern Arizona occurs along canyons at elevations from 3900 to 4500 feet. During active growth it can reach about 3 feet in height. It will die back to a long-lived woody stem in the winter. Clusters of tiny five-petaled, white flowers tinged with lavender appear from March through May. The leaves vary from lance-shaped to threadlike. It performs best with afternoon shade and is drought tolerant once established.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 2' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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