Latin Name:
Amsonia tabernaemontana

Common Name:
Blue Star Willow

Perennial Flower ~ Sun to Part Shade ~ 2.5' ~ late spring ~ periwinkle blue star-like flowers ~ moderately moist, fertile soil ~ willow-like blue-green foliage  ~ ATTRACTS BUTTERFLIES ~ a low maintenance, easy to grow, drought tolerant native plant

Optimal Care:
Plants usually require no special care.  If the location is shady or the soil too rich, plants may flop after flowering.  If this happens, shear back by a third to a half and shape after flowering is complete.  Cutting back after flowering will also prevent self-seeding.  Cut to the ground in the Spring.

 Zone 3