Arkansas blue star Amsonia hubrichtii Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Arkansas blue star (Amsonia hubrichtii) am-SO-nee-ah hew-BRIK-tee-eye Synonyms: A. hubrechtii Genus: Amsonia Arkansas blue star's delicate, willow-like foliage is topped with pale blue star-shaped flowers in spring. The light green foliage looks good all summer, turns a beautiful golden-yellow in fall, and can stand through most of the winter, adding interest especially when mixed with grasses and other attractive seedheads. It grows to almost 3 feet tall and wide. Noteworthy Characteristics: This U.S. native 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. Propagation: Sow seeds in containers in spring or autumn. Divide in spring. Root softwood cuttings in early summer. Problems: Rust. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Native, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color Blue Uses Beds and Borders Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant Type Perennials Related Plants to Amsonia hubrichtii 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Golden columbine Aquilegia chrysantha 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 coral bells, coral flower Heuchera 'Pink Lipstick' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Spotted geranium Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' View the discussion thread.