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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Amsonia tabernaemontana (Eastern Blue-star)
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.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to the southern Piedmont and inner Coastal Plan in VA and to limited areas of MD, DE, NJ, and PA.