Native to the MidAtlantic, Eastern and central Midwest states. Common Bluestar is popular and adaptable - we have a gorgeous patch of Bluestar growing vigorously here in the sands of Central Wisconsin. Icy-blue flowers appear in late spring/early summer and in fall foliage turns an attractive golden yellow. Bluestar is long-lived and develops a handsome shrub-like form as it matures.
Hummingbirds, large carpenter bees, clearwing moths and butterflies seek nectar from the flowers. It is one of several native host plants for Hemaris diffinis, a clearwing moth. http://www.prairienursery.com/store/native-plants/common-bluestar-amsonia-tabernaemontana