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botanical name:
Amsonia orientalis
Amsonia orientalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Blue star
synonyms:  Rhazya orientalis
family:  Apocynaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue-grey
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Star-shaped pale lavender grey-blue flowers, opening from darker buds in early summer. Clump forming with very dark erect stems and narrowly ovate green leaves.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Tolerates dryer soils.
May need staking in windy positions.

usage:
Good for cut flowers.

other notes:
Native to Greece and Turkey
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