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Amsonia hubrichtii


Arkansas Blue Star

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.034.080


A little-known perennial native to the southern USA, and ideally suited to the border or wildflower meadow garden. Plants are long-lived, forming an arching clump of soft, feathery green leaves. Pale-blue starry flowers appear in late spring, and these are nice for cutting. Excellent bright golden fall colour. Makes an interesting specimen plant, surrounded by something low and spreading. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, before the new growth starts. Deserves to be better known and grown. Tolerant of hot, humid summer regions.

Further details for
Amsonia hubrichtii

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Amsonia hubrichtii


Arkansas Blue Star

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.034.080


A little-known perennial native to the southern USA, and ideally suited to the border or wildflower meadow garden. Plants are long-lived, forming an arching clump of soft, feathery green leaves. Pale-blue starry flowers appear in late spring, and these are nice for cutting. Excellent bright golden fall colour. Makes an interesting specimen plant, surrounded by something low and spreading. Clumps are easily divided in early spring, before the new growth starts. Deserves to be better known and grown. Tolerant of hot, humid summer regions.

Further details for
Amsonia hubrichtii

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow