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Woolly Bluestar, Sand Stars
Scientific Name: Amsonia tomentosa var. stenophylla Kearney & Peebles
Synonym: Amsonia eastwoodiana, Amsonia arenaria
Family: Apocynaceae
Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas), northern Mexico, at 2000 to 5500 feet elevation (600-1600 m)

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, up to 24 inches tall and wide (60 cm); silvery, hairy, linear leaves

Watering Needs: Low water use

Propagation: Seeds

The genus is named after Dr. Charles Amson, an 18th century physician.

Blooming Habits:
The Woolly Bluestar bears light blue to white star-shaped flowers in early spring

Fruiting Habits:

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