Amsonia Hubrichtii

Arkansas Blue Star

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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2011 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Clusters of sky-blue stars in late spring. Deep green thread-leaf feathery foliage waits until Fall to strut its stuff, turning bright rich yellow. Intersperse Amsonia Hubrichtii in your border to provide texture and color all through the growing season. It is best when massed.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2-3'
Spacing: Plant 3' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Blue
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Amsonia General Information

Amsonia are low maintenance mid-western and southern natives that are easy to grow and unbothered by pests or insects. Plants are fairly drought tolerant once established. Exceptional fall foliage color extends the appeal. Adapts to most conditions. Becomes leggy in too much shade.

Amsonia Plant Care

Easy to grow, best in a moist, slightly acidic soil. Shear back by one third after flowering to maintain a more compact plant. Snap off mature seed pods to prevent over seeding. Bluestars will readily cross pollinate with other Amsonia nearby. Clumps can be divided in spring but this is generally not needed for 6 years or more.