Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar) seed pods in August. Photo by Elaine L. Mills, 2017-08-31, private garden, Arlington, Virginia.
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar) leaves in November. Photo by Elaine L. Mills, 2015-11-20, private garden, Arlington, Virginia.
This native perennial of floodplain and mesic slope forests, open woodlands, and stream banks has much to recommend it. It is easy to maintain and has showy blue blooms in the spring and attractive foliage color in the fall. Learn more . . .
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