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Plant Characteristics

  • Oklahoma Proven
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Light Blue
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Fruit Type*
  • Seedless/No Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Border Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Erosion Control
  • Accent Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rock Gardens
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rain Garden

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Amsonia is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Amsonia hubrichtii

Buy Arkansas Blue Star online. Arkansas Blue Star won the Perennial Plant of the Year Award in 2011. This terrific perennial is known for its blue flowers in the springtime and its super bright, yellow-gold fall color. This is a must for any bed, mass planting, or border.2011 PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR!

Mature Height:

30-36 Inches

Mature Spread:

36-48 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Apocynaceae · Common Name: Blue Star

FREE with every plant purchased:

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  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 7618

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(1009 units available now - SR)

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