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Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar is native to eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas, but does well throughout the state. It is tolerant of moist soils and is quite drought tolerant once established. Flowers are sky blue, star shaped and develop in clusters at the end of each branch in early spring. Leaves are needle-like on upright stems that sway in the breeze providing a soft, wispy appearance; foliage is bright green in summer and then in fall, seemingly overnight, it explodes to a golden yellow. Amsonia grows to 3 feet high. Plant in masses for best effect. Can be used in mixed borders, meadows, native gardens, and open woods.
Exposure: Sun, part shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4-9
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