illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar Plants & Seed
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Amsonia illustris, Ozark Bluestar or Shining Blue Star, has striking leafy masses up to 3 feet tall formed from shiny lance-shaped leaves. Among the leafy mass, spiking stems support clusters of star-shaped, light blue flowers that are delicately scented. Grow Ozark Blue Star in average to moist soil in full sun to light shade. The light blue flowers are seen in full bloom in May growing wild along creek banks and on gravel bars in the Ozarks.
Amsonia illustris Ozark Bluestar seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 3 to 4 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in fall or winter.
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Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar, plants available, $5.00 each plus UPS shipping
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Ozark Bluestar seed
1 packet - $2.50 + shipping
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1 ounce - $14.00
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Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar is a striking native wildflower occurring naturally in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Native Bluestar plants willl naturalize and have striking foliage with showy flowers that attract butterflies. Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar potted plants and seed are available and suitable for planting in formal gardens, wildflower gardens, butterfly gardens and meadow plantings. Zones 4 to 9, Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)
Amsonia illustris shining ozark bluestar is a native wildflower with attractive ornamental Blooms and attractive foliage, it can be planted/grown in a Bog or pond area, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Marshes
The map below shows areas where Amsonia illustris Ozark Bluestar flowers grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US. USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.
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Amsonia illustris Ozark
Bluestar Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Amsonia illustris wildflowers are easy to grow in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Bluestar plants prefer moist, loamy soils but will grow in a wide range of
conditions and will Tolerate some drought. When grown in full sun, plants often require no pruning or staking. When grown in some shade and/or in rich soils, however, plants tend to become more open and floppy and often require staking or pruning.
For a neater appearance, particularly for shade-grown plants, consider cutting back stems by 1/2 to 1/3 after flowering to promote bushy growth and, if desired, a more rounded foliage mound. Easily grown from seed.
amsonia illustris, Ozark bluestar or shining blue star is native to Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, & Texas. This perennial wildflower most frequently occurs in sandy or rocky soils on gravel bars or along streams in the Ozark region of the state. bluestar is an erect, clump-forming plant that features terminal, pyramidal clusters of 1/2-inch, star-like, soft light blue flowers in late spring atop erect, leafy stems growing 2-3’ tall. Narrow, willow-shaped, leathery, shiny green leaves (to 6” long) may turn an attractive yellow in fall. Very similar in appearance to Amsonia tabernaemontana except the leaves of the within species are shinier, thicker and more leathery and the seed pods are pendant. Genus name honors Charles Amson, 18th century Virginia physician.