- Botanical Name:Amsonia hubrichtii
- Height:36 Inches
- Spacing:3 – 4 ft
- Depth:Plant so that the crown (where the stems meet the roots) of the plant is about one inch below the soil. If there is any growth on the root, this would face up.
- Spread:4 ft
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Color:blue flowers
- Blooms:Mid Spring
- Fruit:The flowers are followed by slender, rounded, elongated seed pods.
- Form:Herbaceous perennial
- Flower Form:1/2 inch star-shaped blooms in clusters.
- Soil Requirements:Tolerant of a variety of soil types.
- Pruning:It is best to wait until spring to cut the stems from the previous year’s growth back to the ground.
- Foliage:The stems are densely covered with soft, narrow, needle-like leaves that create a ferny appearance. The willowy, medium to dark green leaves turn a brilliant golden yellow color in the fall.
Plant this herbaceous perennial in average, well-drained soil and, come mid spring, you’ll be blessed with striking, finely textured foliage and an abundance of pale blue, star-shaped blooms. Commonly called Bluestar, its flowers are small—only ½” wide—but there are a lot of them! They cover the 3′ tall plant in well-formed clusters. This is an easy-grow variety that is tolerant of a host of soil types, and does equally well in full sun and partly shaded sites, though flowers last longer if they are given some afternoon shade in hotter areas of the country. Brightens up borders, rockeries, cottage gardens or woodland areas. In fall, the foliage turns a warm golden color, giving the landscape a lovely autumnal look. Zones 4-9.