Native to the US southwest. Reportedly has good fall color.
|Jones' bluestar; Colorado desert blue star
|well-drained soil; drought-tolerant
|give two months cold, then germinate at warm room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
So far, after several years in our garden, they appear to be most like a smaller version of A. illustris, with similar willowy and shiny leaves, and flowers held at the tips of the stems. Ours are vase-shaped, about two feet tall – taller than the 10-14" I found in online references, but not as wide around. I'm not so sure what we have is the real thing – in online photos, A. jonesii tends to have chubbier petals, whereas the ones on our plant are quite slender. In any case, our plant was starting to outgrow its space, so I decided to edit it out of the landscape, in favor of some smaller-growing plants.
|Dark-fuzzy buds with emerging flowers
|Willowy leaves with prominent central vein
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (9w) - 75F (71%G, 3-5d).
Also baggy 70F (16d; 20%G, 4d) - 35F (8w) - 75F (40%G, 4d)
Starting with a cold treatment looks like it's the way to go.
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