Blue Star, Amsonia Hubrechtii
This low maintenance plant is an uncommon herbaceous perennial in the Apocynaceae family. It is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. A native perennial with dense clusters of pale blue spring flowers and golden fall foliage. A slow grower, it may take 1 to 2 years before this plant's true beauty can be seen. The soft, needle-like leaves become a beautiful golden fall color when grown in full sun. Deer resistant.
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Water and Soil Requirements: Medium, well-drained soil
Deer Resistant: Yes
Ecological benefits/uses: Blue star flowers provide an important nectar source and the foliage is a larval food for various butterflies. Hummingbirds, carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and several other pollinators are also drawn to the plant. It forms erect clumps with feathery green foliage, making it an excellent backdrop for low growing annuals and perennials.
The fine, feathery texture of its foliage makes it a good match with native grasses. It can also be paired with large-leaved plants for a good contrast of texture.
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