Amsonia tabernaemontana

Eastern Bluestar is a beautiful perennial native to the eastern United States and can be found in rocky woodlands, sandy meadows and streambank habitats. It forms multi-stemmed clumps with green, narrowly ovate leaves. Tips of the stems form clusters of light blue, star-like tubular flowers. Flowers attract Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, long tongued bees and butterflies. It will tolerate some drought once established and thrives best in full sun. Eastern Bluestar won’t flower until its second year.

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

April to June

Soil Moisture

Wet to Medium

Plant Height

1-3 Feet


Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and other Long Tongued Pollinators