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Arkansas Blue Star

Amsonia hubrichtii

Description:

Arkansas blue star's delicate, willow-like foliage is topped with pale blue star-shaped flowers in spring. The light green foliage looks good all summer, turns a beautiful golden-yellow in fall, and can stand through most of the winter, adding interest especially when mixed with grasses and other attractive seedheads. It grows to almost 3 feet tall and wide. Noteworthy characteristics: This U.S. native offers a long season of interest, with its blue spring flowers, attractive feathery leaves, and golden yellow fall color. It may look haggard when young; it doesn't shine until a few years old. Care: Plant in full sun to partial shade and average, well-drained soil. It is a low-maintenance plant that is also deer-resistant. Propagation: Sow seeds in containers in spring or autumn. Divide in spring. Root softwood cuttings in early summer.

Habitat:

Adena Gardens.

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2 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 8 years ago

You are correct, Diane!! Thanks soooo much!!
;)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

This looks like Amsonia

SarahWhitt
Spotted by
SarahWhitt

Chillicothe, Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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