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Belton, MO 64012
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Amsonia ciliata

Fringed Blue Star

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Amsonia ciliata (Fringed Blue Star)

Beautiful foliage and form all growing season. Lacy flower clusters of icy blue are held upright over dark green foliage. The blue of the buds is more intense than that of the blooms. Leaves are dark, glossy green, long and slender on arching stems.

Cultural Requirements
Good soil, enriched with compost (check out our monthly garden tips for notes on soil preparation). Full sun or morning sun with afternoon shade, or light shade on the south side of a tree. Moderate to low irrigation.

Additional Information:

24-36 Inches


18-24 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Plants may require up to three seasons before providing showy spring display but will be worth the wait.

Good Companions
Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata), Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar