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 CharacteristicsThis 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.
CarePlant in full sun to partial shade and average, well-drained soil. It is a low-maintenance plant that is also deer-resistant.
PropagationSow seeds in containers in spring or autumn. Divide in spring. Root softwood cuttings in early summer.
- Genus : Amsonia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 6, 7, 8
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest