The Eastern bluestar is a clump forming perennial with willow-shaped, green, shiny leaves which will turn golden in the fall – its most ornamental feature. As the common name suggests, the flowers are star shaped, light blue, and appear in May.
It is a hardy, reliable perennial to be grown even in full sun with enough moisture. Wonderful foliage plant, and, very important, one that it not appealing to deer and other plant-eating creatures!
Germination: fresh seeds will germinate very fast, so don’t sow into late fall if you don’t want to babysit seedlings during the winter. Soaking in warm water will improve the germination of stored seeds.