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Arkansas Amsonia Amsonia hubrechtii

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
am-SO-nee-uh hew-BRIK-tee-eye
Description

Amsonia hubrechtii is a low maintenance, uncommon herbaceous prennial in the Apocynaceae family. It is native to the Ouachita Mountains in central Arkansas.  It is similar to  Amsonia ciliata, except the leaves of A. hubrichtii are more narrow and thread-like and the emerging foliage lacks conspicuous hairiness.  Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade it forms erect clumps with feathery green foliage.     The best golden fall color will occur in full sun but its  beautiful powdery blue purple flowers last longer if the plant is given some afternoon shade.  Stems do grow lanky and tend to flop over with too much shade.  Cut back the stems by about 6" after flowering to help keep stems upright and to shape plants into a nice foliage mound.  From far away their form resembles lily plants.  Blue star looks great planted in mass and would make an excellent addition to a rain, rock, or cottaage garden.

 

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  No serious insect or diesease problems.  Plants can flop over with too much shade so cut back after flowering.

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#showy flowers#rain garden#low maintenance#cottage garden#cpp#rock garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#showy flowers#rain garden#low maintenance#cottage garden#cpp#rock garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amsonia
    Species:
    hubrechtii
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA-Ar
    Distribution:
    South Central US
    Wildlife Value:
    ​​​​​​​  Flowers attract butterflies.  Is deer resistant.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rain Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer