Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Which amsonia (bluestar)??

Posted by perennialfan273 zone 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 16, 12 at 16:40

I'd really like to plant an amsonia this year for the butterflies. I really like the color and the blooms in general. There are lots of different species of ansomia. Which kind do the butterflies prefer the most for you??

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Which amsonia (bluestar)??

The best selection of Amsonia's that I have found is the Lazy S Farm and Nursery. I have been growing the Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Dogbane-Willow Blue Star) and it is a plant with nice foliage and long lasting blooms. Blooms are of an over-flexed star shape and an unusual pale blue. It is stated that it is a host plant for the Coral Hairstreak but, so far, I have not had a Coral Hairstreak in my garden.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here