UACES Facebook Amsonia


May 2009

QuestionCan you identify a plant for me? It is blooming now with really pretty blue flowers on delicate foliage. The foliage looks like a fern and the flowers are in clusters and light blue.


AnswerThe plant in question is Amsonia hubrictii also commonly called bluestar or Arkansas amsonia. It is a tough perennial for sun to partial shade. In addition to the showy blue flowers in the spring, it has outstanding yellow fall foliage before it dies back in the fall.


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