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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Amsonia ludoviciana Vail
Louisiana bluestar, Sandhill bluestar
USDA Symbol: AMLU2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Rare in the wild but occasionally available commercially, Sandhill Bluestar grows to a narrow 2 or 3 feet tall and blooms a deep steely blue, in the words of native plant writers Sally and Andy Wasowski. It can also grow in the drying sands prevalent in many parts of the southeastern US.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
LA , MS USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand preferred
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Record Modified: 2009-02-02