*also known as Arkansas Blue Star or Thread Leaf Blue Star
Hardiness: USDA zones 4 – 9
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: average, well-drained soil. Once established it can tolerate drought-like conditions
Height: 3’ x 3’Willowy, green needle-like leaves on upright stems bear steel-blue, star-shaped flowers from spring to early summer. Making a complete color change to a brilliant gold in the fall, accented by chocolate-hued seed heads, this perennial gives your garden the rich autumn show you look forward to. Best when used in masses, amsonia hubrichtii is a must in borders, cottage gardens, native gardens, in open woodland areas and can also be used in large container plantings. Mix it with ornamental grasses, coneflowers of all colors and purple gayfeather, as well as in combination with Black Lace Elderberry and Burning Bushes.
Thread Leaf Blue Star has a milky sap making it unappealing to deer and has no real insect or disease problems. It is drought tolerant and can withstand a season of neglect once it has become established. Amsonia hubrichtii is a Perennial for the Seasons!