Blue Star

Amsonia hubrichtii

This tough but delicate looking plant is not well known despite being a three season beauty. Steely blue starry flowers from May to July and light green feathery foliage form add texture all season. In the fall, the leaves turn a glorious golden yellow. Blue Star  is deer resistant. It is also lovely as a cut flower.


Use as a border plant, cut flower or foliage, mass planting, specimen or focal point.

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Conditions: Well-drained, Dry, Average/Adaptable
Exposure/Light Requirements: Partial Sun/Partial Shade
Height: 1-3 feet
Wildlife: Butterflies and Other Pollinators

Blue Star offers a long season of interest, with its blue spring flowers, attractive feathery leaves, and golden yellow fall color. It may look haggard when young; it doesn’t shine until a few years old.

Care: Plant in full sun to partial shade and average, well-drained soil. It is a low-maintenance plant that is also deer-resistant. Cutting the stems back to within 6-8″ of the ground after flowering will result in fuller growth.

Propagation: Sow seeds in containers in spring or autumn. Divide in spring. Root softwood cuttings in early summer. 

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