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Amsonia hubrichtii

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Native to the Ouachita mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, Amsonia hubrichtii (Hubricht’s bluestar) was discovered by naturalist Leslie Hubricht in 1942. The habit, large size, and fine texture resemble A. ciliata, but Amsonia hubristic has much narrower foliage and lacks hairs on the young leaves. Although A. hubrichtii has a small range in the wild, it has become one of the most popular and widely cultivated bluestars, and was awarded the Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association in 2011. Hubricht’s bluestar is lauded for its soft, thread-like foliage that produces a billowing feathery texture and extends the season of ornamental interest well beyond flowering. This species displays exceptional golden fall color, especially when grown in full sun.



Name Rating Size Category Habit Foliage Texture Floral Display
Amsonia hubrichtii 4.7 large clumping fine good



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  • Common Name
    Hubricht’s bluestar