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Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

 

Eastern Bluestar 'Salicifolia'

'Salicifolia' has dark blue flower buds which open to reveal star-like, steely blue flowers in late spring and summer. The flowers are loosely held, in slightly pendulous clusters on top of tall stems bearing slender, tapering leaves, which turn interesting shades of yellow before dying back in autumn. Suitable for cut flower arrangements.

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plant Features
  • Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Eastern Bluestar 'Salicifolia'

Latin name

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Apocynaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Eastern Bluestar Salicifolia is 0.45meters x 0.90meters 0.45 M 0.90 M

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

'Salicifolia' has dark blue flower buds which open to reveal star-like, steely blue flowers in late spring and summer. The flowers are loosely held, in slightly pendulous clusters on top of tall stems bearing slender, tapering leaves, which turn interesting shades of yellow before dying back in autumn. Suitable for cut flower arrangements.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, although it can tolerate partial shade and is fairly drought tolerant. Cut plant back by half in late autumn.

 
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