Colorado desert blue star

Amsonia jonesii

Colorado desert blue star, Amsonia jonesii Plant Select
Colorado desert blue star, Amsonia jonesii Plant Select
This widely adaptable western native thrives in ordinary gardens or unwatered xeriscape. Sapphire blue stars from April to early summer. Autumn foliage is a beautiful, clear yellow. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Start with a larger size plant if possible because it's a slow grower. Be sure to get the true smaller form, as opposed to A. hubrechtii which can get 3 feet tall and wide.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 10-14 inches
Width 12-16 inches
Flowering Season April to June
Flower Color Blue
Sun Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2011
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut back to base every spring. Then rake up.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance No maintenace, long lived plant that is well behaved.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft

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