Amsonia hubrichtii

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Narrow Leaf Blue Star

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

The very fine, asparagus fern-like light green foliage turns to brilliant shades of yellow in the fall. Blue to white, star-shaped blooms appear in the spring. An excellent low maintenance choice for adding cool color to the garden. Plant in woodlands, mixed gardens or perennial borders for reliable color and texture.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

36-48 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

2011 PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR! Top rated for the Midwest area in the Chicago Botanic Garden's trials.

Bloom Time

April-May

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Disease and insect resistant. This plant really is a sun lover. Grows well in any well-drained to moist soil. Tolerates clay soils and some drought.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Cranesbill (Geranium ), Red Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Ornamental Onion (Allium ), Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ), Double Coneflower (Echinacea ), Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Yellow/Copper/Bronze
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Very Adaptable
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