Arkansas Bluestar

Arkansas Bluestar

Common Name: Arkansas Bluestar
Scientific Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana
Family: Apocynaceae
Garden Location: Wills Perennial Garden

Arkansas Bluestar is an easy to grow native perennial for full sun to part shade with pale blue star –shaped flowers in late April to mid-May.  It prefers full sun or part shade and moist but well-drained soil.  It tolerates some drought once established.    The willow-like foliage in the fall turns yellow in the garden.