Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Bluets, Quaker Ladies

Bluets, Quaker Ladies

Hedyotis caerulea (Houstonia caerulea)

Part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, sandy or thin rocky soil, moderately to slightly acid pH.  3-6 inches height, blooms in spring, pale blue flowers, self-seeds in favorable sites.

Germination Code:  C(120)  Seed germinates in 1st year but no flowers until 2nd year.

Native Region:  Statewide

Lovely, delicate plant that is often found in striking patches of blue.  Adapts to rock gardens. Attracts bees and butterflies.

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