At a height of 24 to 36", Amsonia hubrichtii looks best as a backdrop for shorter perennials. Its designation as the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2011 indicates that it's not only attractive, but also adaptable and easy to grow in a variety of garden situations. The tall stems sport feathery foliage and are topped in late spring or early summer by pale blue, star-shaped flowers. In fall, the foliage turns a brilliant yellow. The plant prefers full sun to part shade and moist, rich soil. Cut stems back by about a third after flowering to prevent flopping, a common occurrence if planted in too shady a spot.
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Arkansas Blue Star, Hubricht's Amsonia, Arkansas Amsonia, Bluestar
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Up to 5" flowers
Estimated Mature Spread
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Clumps of soft, feathery, needle-like green foliage. Foliage turns gold in fall.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings
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