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
2011 Perennial of the Year.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Skin irritant. Toxic to livestock.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|