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Amsonia hubrichtii

Thread-leaf Blue Star

A graceful and long lived native plant with very fine foliage, clusters of steel blue flowers in May and June on an upright, bushy plant. Excellent golden fall color. Thrives in full sun or part shade. No insect or pest problems with these babies. Found in Arkansas in 1942 by Leslie Hubricht.

Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Zone: 5-9
Color: Light Blue

Thread-leaf Blue Star Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Moist
Dry
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Border
Roadside Planting
Meadow
Dry Sun
Cut Flower
Wildflower Garden
Native to US
Mass Planting
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Late Summer
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Thread-leaf Blue Star

Full sun in moist, average or dry soil. Slow to grow at first, but takes off in the second year. Fall color is brightest in full sun. Use in borders, rock gardens, native gardens, cottage gardens or open woodland area. Best when massed.

Interesting Notes

The foliage of A. hubrictii is feathery, like A. ciliata, but leaves are a little wider and longer. The flowers are light blue and are almost white as temperatures warm up in spring. The early flowers are easily visible, but the foliage tends to cover the later opening flowers. The narrow foliage (less than 1" wide) makes a marvelous display throughout the season, and the golden-yellow spectable in the fall is second to none among herbaceous plants. Plants have been difficult to locate in the past, but the garden attributes have been recognized by more nursery people, and plants are much more available. Well worth growing. Allan Armitage, Herbaceous Perennial Plants