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Long-Leaved Bluets

Scientific name

Hedyotis longifolia


Long-Leaved Bluets is a short, perennial wildflower that typically grows no taller than 25 cm. This plant may also be known by the common name Long Leaf Houstonia. The leaves are mostly basal, green colored, oppositely arranged, and wither away before blooming. It also has small, narrow leaves along the stem. The flowers are white to pale blue colored, tubular with four lobes, have yellow or creamy white stamens, appear in small clusters on flowering stems, and bloom between June and August. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Long-Leaved Bluets grow best in moist to normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, sandy or rocky soil types. It is tolerant of nutrient poor, dry soil. It is intolerant of competition so should be planted with space form other plants. This wildflower can be naturally found in prairies, open forests, or along rocky upland shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 25 cm
  • Spread:
    • 1 m