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Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii Woodson

Hubricht's bluestar

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Height 2-3 feet, spread 2-3 feet.
Autumn Foliage: yes
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Description: Grow in medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Conditions Comments: Best fall color occurs in full sun, but flowers last longer with some afternoon shade. To much shade causes stems to flop over. Cut back to 6 inches after flowering to shape plants into a mound.


Use Ornamental: Mass plants in in borders, rock gardens and open woodlands.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amsonia hubrichtii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amsonia hubrichtii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amsonia hubrichtii


Record Last Modified: 2009-04-17
Research By: DEW

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