BLUE STAR(*)

Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii  is commonly called thread leaf bluestar or Hubricht’s bluestar, is a herbaceous perennial easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Best fall foliage color usually occurs in full sun, but flowers generally last longer if given some afternoon shade in hot sun areas.  Stems tend to open up and flop in too much shade, however. Consider cutting back the stems by about 6″ after flowering to help keep stems upright and to shape plants into a nice foliage mound.

SPECS: Native Name: Algonquin; Genus: Amsonia; Species: hubrichtii ; Plant Type: Forb; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun; Soil Moisture: Mesic (middle), Medium Dry; Height: 2′ — 3′; Spread: 3′; Plant Spacing: 1′ — 3′; Bloom Time: April — May; Bloom Color: Blue, White; Advantages: Low maintenance, Perfect for rain garden, Pollinators, Showy; USDA Zone: 5 — 8; Attracts: Butterflies; Tolerant: Deer; Plant Community: Here is what goes well with Amsonia: Culver root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Blue wood aster (Aster cordifolius), White wood aster (Aster divaricatus), White wood aster (Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'), Aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies') & Wine cups (Callirhoe involucrata);