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.