Hardy, herbaceous, spring-flowering North American perennial
Description: Bears steel blue, star-shaped, spike-like flower clusters; fine textured, feather-like foliage turns golden yellow in fall
Habit: Clump forming; grows 3-4' high and wide
Culture: Prefers evenly moist but well-drained soil and full sun to light shade; is drought tolerant; no pest problems, deer resistant, and needs little care
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin: North America
Attributes: Fall color, Drought tolerant, Deer resistant, Attracts bees and butterflies
The genus Amsonia, named for Charles Amson, an 18th-century scientific traveler in North America, is native to parts of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and lower South. This species, also known as Arkansas Amsonia, was first recorded in the 1770s as A. angustifolia, but later named Hubricht's Amsonia, after Leslie Hubricht, an American biologist who re-discovered it in the 1940's. Like it's cousin Blue Star (A. tabernaemontana), it can add a graceful and handsome, shrub-like accent to the perennial border; and it attracts bees and butterflies.
Thread Leaf Amsonia arrives in a 1 quart pot.