Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar Plants and Seed
 (am-Soh-nee-uh  il-LUS-tris)
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Amsonia illustris, Ozark Bluestar or Shining Blue Star, has striking leafy masses up to 3 feet tall formed from shiny lance-shaped leaves.  Among the leafy mass, spiking stems support clusters of star-shaped, light blue flowers that are delicately scented.  Grow Ozark Blue Star in average to moist soil in full sun to light shade.  The light blue flowers are seen in full bloom in May growing wild along creek banks and on gravel bars in the Ozarks.

Amsonia illustris Ozark Bluestar seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 3 to 4 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in fall or winter.

ams.il1.jpg (39936 bytes) Habitat Bloom
Color Height
Moisture Plant
Amsonia illustris Shinning Bluestar Sun to
Lt Shade
May Blue 30-48 Average
to Moist
24 to 48

additional photo  Amsonia illustris Ozark Bluestar Photos by cj

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Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar, plants are available, $6.00 each plus Boxing Shipping
Plants are shipped by priority mail and UPS.  Shipping costs are determined by your address and number of plants.  Please contact us by email for shipping charges on potted plants.

Amsonia illustris seed
Ozark Bluestar seed

number of seeds

coverage in
square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping

 100 20 sq ft

1 ounce -   $14.00

 2550 125 sq ft

1 pound -----------  

 40,800 2,000 sq ft

Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar is a striking native wildflower occurring naturally in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  Native Bluestar plants willl naturalize and have striking foliage with showy flowers that attract butterflies.  Amsonia illustris Ozark Shining Bluestar potted plants and seed are available and suitable for planting in formal gardens, wildflower gardens, butterfly gardens and meadow plantings.  Zones 4 to 9, Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Amsonia illustris shining ozark bluestar is a native wildflower with attractive ornamental Blooms and attractive foliage, it can be planted/grown in a Bog or pond area, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Marshes

The map below shows areas where Amsonia illustris Ozark Bluestar flowers grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.

  State Distributional Map for Amsonia illustris, blue star wild flower seed.

Amsonia illustris seed  
Blue Star seed


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The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal

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Amsonia illustris Ozark Bluestar Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Amsonia illustris wildflowers are easy to grow in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.  Bluestar plants prefer moist, loamy soils but will grow in a wide range of conditions and will Tolerate some drought. When grown in full sun, plants often require no pruning or staking. When grown in some shade and/or in rich soils, however, plants tend to become more open and floppy and often require staking or pruning.  For a neater appearance, particularly for shade-grown plants, consider cutting back stems by 1/2 to 1/3 after flowering to promote bushy growth and, if desired, a more rounded foliage mound. Easily grown from seed.

amsonia illustris, Ozark bluestar or shining blue star is native to Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.  This perennial wildflower most frequently occurs in sandy or rocky soils on gravel bars or along streams in the Ozark region of the state. bluestar is an erect, clump-forming plant that features terminal, pyramidal clusters of 1/2-inch, star-like, soft light blue flowers in late spring atop erect, leafy stems growing 2-3 tall. Narrow, willow-shaped, leathery, shiny green leaves (to 6 long) may turn an attractive yellow in fall. Very similar in appearance to Amsonia tabernaemontana except the leaves of the within species are shinier, thicker and more leathery and the seed pods are pendant. Genus name honors Charles Amson, 18th century Virginia physician.