Amsonia Hubrichtii

Arkansas Blue Star
$17.95 ea.
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2011 PPA 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.

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Code AMHU
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species
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
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank

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. Optimum effect when massed. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Amsonia Plant Care

Easy to grow, best in a moist, fertile soil. Can tolerate wet soils for short periods. 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.