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Arkansas Amsonia

Arkansas Amsonia

Common Name: Arkansas Amsonia

Botanical Name: Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas Amsonia

Plant family: Apocynaceae

Location: Art Trail, East Terrace Switchback, North Lawn Trail

Growing zone: 5-9

Height: 30-40 in.

Spread: 36 in.

Bloom time: April, May

Bloom description: The small, light-blue flowers take the shape of stars, giving this plant its common name, Bluestar.

Leaf type: The narrow, thread-like leaves are light green in summer and turn golden yellow in fall which makes this a plant with three seasons of interest.

Garden uses: Best used in a mass planting or as a border plant. The light texture of this perennial can soften up a home if used as a foundation planting as well.

Wildlife benefits: Blooms are frequented by many species of native pollinators.