Plants By Type
Summer Bluets - Houstonia purpurea
Bluet Perennials are scientifically referred to as Houstonia Purpurea. This plant will thrive in climate zones three through eight. It will only be around six inches tall and about the same in width, but it still brings a lot to the table. This perennial will prefer environments that are partially sunlight or partially shaded. Its favored soil conditions are those that are sandy or loamy in their makeups, but that are also well draining. This plant has three other variations, the more famous and rarer variant is called Montana or Roan Mountain Bluet, it is considered an endangered species as it only grows south of the Appalachian Mountains. One tends to see them around moist wooded areas and sloped landscapes that are well drained. It was used by the Native Americans as a remedy to stop bedwetting by making a brew from the foliage and petals oddly enough. This perennial is a flowering plant from the coffee family, and it is native to the Eastern United States. The flowers on this plant will appear during the early summer months of the year and will be a whitish blue coloration. The blooms will also grow in clusters of two or three, making the color even more prominent on this plant. Additionally, this perennial is low maintenance and will not take a lot to keep it beautiful and blooming year after year. For a truly beautiful and colorful perennial, try planting this plant in the garden area or landscape soon!