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Blue Star

This extra-easy-to-grow perennial takes heat and drought well. The low-maintenance garden plant isn't bothered by deer or rabbits and offers beautiful blue flowers in spring. Bonus: The foliage of blue star turns golden yellow before dropping in fall.

Plant Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana

Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil

Size: To 2 feet tall and wide

Grow It With: Peonies, which bloom shortly after amsonia to extend the bloom season. Plus, both plants feature fabulous fall foliage.

Zones: 3-9

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