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Amsonia Ciliata

Botanical Name:

Amsonia ciliata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, sandy loam or limestone. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Limestone-based.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Individual star-shaped flowers have 5 blue petals and are borne in loose terminal panicles. Blooms in April., Flowers 1 inch

Fruit

Seeds are born in narrow, erect follicles that dry and split open as the fruit matures. Appear in pairs.

Benefits
Ornamental

Fringed bluestar is a long-lived perennial grown for its handsome foliage and spring flowers. The multi-stemmed clumps, to 3 ft. tall, are crowded with smooth, narrow, light-green leaves giving the plant a fine-textured, delicate appearance. Steel-blue, tubular flowers, the rim flaring to a star-shape, appear in loosely conjested clusters at the tips of the stems. The thin seedpods and golden fall foliage are additional attributes.

Attracts

Butterflies

Pollinators

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Apocynaceae

Genus

Amsonia

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