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Narrow-leaf
Blue
Star

Amsonia


Description:

A plant that is gaining much popularity because of its thread-like foliage and star-shaped blue flowers with no known insect or disease problems!  Amsonia will do best in full sun and will re-bloom if spent flowers are removed before they set seed.  Also serves as a butterfly nectar source.  Looks great with Eupatorium, Cotinus, and Callicarpa.
 
Common Name: Narrow-leaf Blue Star, Arkansas Amsonia
Botanical Name: Amsonia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in moist soil but prefers well-drained or loamy soils with a neutral pH.
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Attracts butterflies and serves as a butterfly nectar source.  Great for naturalizing
Pests: None serious
Diseases: None serious
Good Companion Plants: Japanese Anemone, Aster, Blue Mist Shrub, Coral Bells, Autumn Fern, Coral Bells, Hosta, Tall Bearded Iris, Plumbago, Rose Mallow, Stonecrop
Care: Propagate by cuttings or division in spring or summer.   Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Amsonia hubrechtii
Narrow-leaf Blue Star
zones 4-9
 
Description:  This southern native has star-shaped sky blue flowers in spring and thread-like foliage which takes on a stunning golden color in fall.   Amsonia forms a neat bush which creates a nice contrast with broadleaf plants like Begonias.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Foliage Color: Green, orange and yellow fall color
Height: 24-30"
Spread: 22-28"


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Amsonia hubrechtii
Narrow-leaf Blue Star
zones 4-9
 
Description: This selection of Amsonia bears gorgeous plump navy blue buds in late spring, opening to vivid periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers.  Bright green, compact, clumping
foliage.  Adds a billowy, finely textured
element to the landscape. 

 

Bloom Color: Periwinkle
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-16"
Spread: 18-24"

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