Name: Amsonia hubrichtii aka Threadleaf Blue Star
Type of Plant: A native perennial that flowers in early June on Cape Cod. Growing to about 3’ tall and 4’ wide, this plant grows best in full sun.
Why I Love This Plant: First of all, I love the soft, grass-like foliage that is attractive from April to November. I like the pale-blue flowers in the early summer, and the brilliant yellow foliage in the late fall. I like the fact that several pollinators enjoy the nectar in the flowers, and that this Amsonia is drought tolerant.
A Word to the Wise: This perennial looks best when planted in groups of 3 or more. If you have a spot that gets hit by the setting sun in November, plant some there because the fall foliage on this blue start will light up!