Bluestar is reminiscent of milkweed plants (and even has milky sap!) but has a cluster of large, blue, star-shaped flowers. These tube-shaped flowers are visited by insects with tongues long enough to reach the nectar inside.
Butterflies, moths, bees, hummingbirds
3 to 9
2 to 4 ft.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
Grows best in large masses. Leaves turn yellow in fall.
Care and Maintenance
If grown in part shade, stems may not stand up on the their own and may require staking if not planted in a clump.
Pest and Diseases
Rust can occur. Avoided by mammals because of its milky sap.