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Jones' Bluestar (Amsonia)

Amsonia jonesii
SKU: HC014400
$7.49
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Overview
Jone's Bluestar is a western native plant grown for its pale-blue flowers that cover the plant in late spring. Deep-rooted, this xeric perennial is extremely rabbit and deer resistant and requires full hot sun in poor, well-drained soil. A 2011 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Amsonia jonesii
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
10-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

2011 Plant Select Winner. 12" tall x 10-12" wide (seed propagated). Jones' Bluestar, native to Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, is a beautiful species with an upright vase-shaped form, large clusters of tubular, ivory-colored flowers and finely textured foliage with pleasing yellow fall color. Patience is needed while this plant sizes up in your garden. But this slow-growing native, once established, is very long-lived and showy, just like fellow native species Clematis scottii. Jones' Bluestar grows well in a wide range of soil types and makes a fine companion for other western waterwise plants, such as Penstemon.
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