Sep. 17, 2021

Jones' bluestar, Amsonia jonesii

Jones' bluestar is another garden offering. But this one is a North American native that has been adapted to our flower gardens, particularly to rock gardens. It has a limited natural distribution in the dry high country where AZ, CO, NM and UT meet. Or you could have seen it in front of the University of Michigan Hospital this season. This natural white variety was in a private garden near there. Jones' bluestar is a more compact species than other cultivated bluestars, rarely getting more than a foot tall. Cultivated, Washtenaw Co MI, 6/8/21. Dogbane family, Apocynaceae.