Thursday, November 13, 2008
How about a little gold?
I couldn't help but notice how the sun was lighting up this Arkansas Blue Star the other day so I snapped a picture. I brought this plant home from the nursery last fall and planted it here in the bird bath garden. I really wasn't sure what I had here but I thought free plant, hey why not. Well it has turned out to be a great plant for all seasons. This spring it was a beautiful springy green color with a nice and airy texture. Then it bloomed little pale blue blooms. And now it is a little mass of gold. So I thought it was blog-worthy. Here's some facts on it:
Botanical name-Amsonia hubrichtii
Full sun to partial sun
Blooms late spring-no fragrance
Prefers well draining soil but it has adapted to my wetter than wet bed
If it gets leggy after blooming just trim back to keep bushy
I like it so well I think I may need to get another or two.