Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

eastern bluestar

  family apocynaceae 
  genus amsonia 

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Genus  Amsonia Species  tabernaemontana Variety  salicifolia Cultivar  Common names  eastern bluestar Family  APOCYNACEAE Specimen number  S11640 Data source  HtZn p74
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Eastern bluestar needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is fertile. Full sun to partial shade is needed for this species to do its best. It needs soil that is well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia is a perennial. Leaves: Eastern bluestar has willow like leaves. Flowers: This plant has star-shaped flower blossoms. Typically the flowers are either cerulean or blue.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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