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Houstonia caerulea

A fan favorite at Blue Stem, Houstonia caerulea has to be one of the cutest plants around! Known colloquially as azure bluet (bit redundant, there) or Quaker Ladies, this herbaceous plant will form clumping mounds of delicate thin green stems atop which sit absolutely adorable bluish-white flowers.


Bluets are a perfect addition to a wildflower lawn alternative, performing best in part-shade with moist soil. If you do add this to your “alt-lawn”, be sure not to mow before it has the opportunity to set seed.


There are so many spots to add this sweet beauty, such as rock gardens, as a living mulch to prevent weeds, or to line a pathway. If you haven’t picked up on this yet, we really love this plant!


ECO-TYPE: grown from seed wild collected from plants in Hancock County, Maine. 


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Houstonia caerulea (Azure bluets)

  • details

    AVAILABLE IN 2022  
    type: herbaceous perennial
    sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade
    water needs: dry, average, moist
    height: 6-12"
    plant spacing: 4 plants per square foot
    bloom time: April, May, June, July
    bloom color: blue
  • good plant companions

    trout lily, wood lily, columbine

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)