Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Blue Star

Blue Star

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, tolerates wide range of soil from sandy to clay, slightly acid pH. 2-3 ft. height, blooms in spring, blue flowers.

Germination Code: C(60).   Slightly difficult to germinate from seed

Native Region: Statewide

Easy-to-grow plant that naturally occurs in wetlands in Tennessee. Forms a shrubby clump with clusters of lovely small, pale blue star-shaped flowers. Tolerates full shade but will become floppy and need staking. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.


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