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Amsonia hubrichtii / Arkansas Blue star

    Amsonia hubrichtii / Arkansas Blue star


    Amsonia hubrichtii is a stunning perennial that features delicate, needle-like foliage and beautiful blue flowers.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 2-3 feet
    • Spread: 2-3 feet
    • Flower color: Blue
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Needle-like, green turning to gold in the fall
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-drained soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Amsonia hubrichtii is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden settings, including mixed borders, rock gardens, and cottage gardens. It also works well as a mass planting or as a focal point in a container garden.

    One of the key benefits of Amsonia hubrichtii is its stunning fall foliage. The needle-like leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow in the autumn, providing a vibrant pop of color in the garden. This plant is also very low-maintenance, as it is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.

    Companion Plants:

    • Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns': The yellow flowers of Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' create a stunning contrast against the blue foliage of Amsonia hubrichtii, and both plants are easy to care for and adaptable to various soil types.
    • Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta 'White Cloud': The airy white flowers of Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta 'White Cloud' create a soft contrast against the fine foliage of Amsonia hubrichtii, and both plants are drought-tolerant and thrive in full sun.
    • Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln': The soft, fluffy plumes of Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' complement the fine foliage of Amsonia hubrichtii, and both plants are tolerant of a wide range of soils and light conditions.

    Care Instructions:
    Amsonia hubrichtii is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate some drought. Deadheading the flowers can encourage reblooming, and the plant can be cut back in the late fall or early spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    Amsonia hubrichtii is a versatile and stunning plant that provides interest in the garden throughout the growing season. Its delicate foliage and blue flowers make it a great addition to any garden, and its low-maintenance requirements make it an easy choice for gardeners of any skill level.