Amsonia tabernaemontana

easterm bluestar, blue dogbane


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 (4) ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      blue
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Also useful as a cut flower.
Considerations: Poisonous foliage.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Insect visitors include the large carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and some butterflies. Avoided by mammalian herbivores.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks, ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: