Ozark Bluestar

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The Ozark bluestar, also known as the showy bluestar or Amsonia illustris, is a beautiful native perennial flower. Here's what I know about it:

Flowers: It produces clusters of small, star-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers in early to mid-spring. The flowers are often so densely packed that they appear like larger blooms.
Leaves: The leaves are narrow and glossy, resembling those of a willow tree. They stay green and attractive throughout the summer and turn a stunning golden yellow in the fall.
Height and spread: The plant typically grows 2-3 feet tall and wide, forming a vase-shaped clump.

Growing conditions:
Sun: Prefers full sun but can tolerate part shade.
Soil: Adaptable to most soil types, including clay, but does not like waterlogged conditions.
Water: Average moisture.
Hardiness: Zones 3-9.

Low maintenance: Easy to care for and requires minimal watering or fertilizing.
Pollinator friendly: Attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
Deer and rabbit resistant.
Fall interest: The golden foliage and showy seedpods provide visual interest well into the fall.

Borders and meadows: Makes a great addition to flower beds, borders, meadows, and native wildflower gardens.
Rain gardens: Can tolerate occasional flooding, making it suitable for rain gardens.
Naturalizing: Can be used to naturalize landscapes.
Overall, the Ozark bluestar is a versatile and attractive perennial that is perfect for low-maintenance gardens. It provides beautiful flowers in the spring, attractive foliage all season, and fall interest, making it a valuable addition to any landscape.

The Ozark Bluestar, also known as the showy bluestar or Amsonia illustris, is native to five states in the central United States:

    • Kansas
    • Missouri
    • Oklahoma
    • Arkansas
    • Texas

Its range is primarily concentrated in the Ozark Mountains region.

Ozark Bluestar



I love Native Sunflowers in my home garden and landscape.

Mary Hoggins
Tyler, Texas

Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

Roger Holmes
Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

Audrey Long
Mobile, Alabama

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