threadleaf blue star
Amsonia hubrichtii (Threadleaf blue star) grows in full-sun to partial shade. It forms a generous bush-like habit that can serve as a backdrop to summer flowers.
Threadleaf blue star is a native to Oklahoma and Arkansas and is a real multi-season performer. In spring the green, narrow, leaves emerge and clusters of powdery-blue flowers bloom in mid-spring. In fall, leaves change to a bright yellow-gold color that dull to tan into winter.
|Botanical Name||Amsonia hubrichtii|
|Common Name||threadleaf blue star|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||all seasons|
|Height and Spread||2-3ft x 2-3ft (60-90cm x 60-90cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Native range: S. Central United States|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northwest Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate|