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Amsonia grandiflora

Large-flowered Blue Star

This deciduous perennial from southern Arizona occurs along canyons at elevations from 3900 to 4500 feet. During active growth it can reach about 3 feet in height. It will die back to a long-lived woody stem in the winter. Clusters of tiny five-petaled, white flowers tinged with lavender appear from March through May. The leaves vary from lance-shaped to threadlike. It performs best with afternoon shade and is drought tolerant once established.