North of the Adirondacks
An Unusual Site Planted by a Blooming Looneytic
WiseAcre Gardens
site map
Home Perennials Wildflowers Mushrooms Gardens Scenes Wallpaper Gone Fishing
Looney Tunes - Character Images and Quotes Looney Wallpaper Avatars
Adult language True Love Opera Picnic Winter DO NOT CLICK
WiseAcre's 'Natural' Blog Got Time to Waste?    Play Flash Games Grateful Dead Avatars Gnome Control

by common name

Houstonia caerulea


Soil Type - Well drained, sandy loam
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - Dry
Light - Full sun


Height - ¼ - ½ in.
flower stems to 6 in.
Time of bloom - May - July
Flower colors - Pale blue - yellow eye
Propagation - Seed, division
Transplants - Easily


Rocky pastures are the best areas to locate Bluets. Large patches can be found where grasses are kept short and the soil is dry and sandy. Orange hawkweed and Pussytoes grow in the same conditions. Bluets are ideal in a rock garden. Leaves are 1/4 in. oval shaped and flowers are not much larger.