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Amsonia hubrichtii
Narrow-leaf Amsonia

$15.00 $19.50
This size 10 in stock Product ID: 962021

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CULTURAL CONDITIONS

Plant Min Zone: 5a

Plant Max Zone: 9a

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Water / Rainfall: Low, Average

Soil Quality: Average

FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

Bloom Season: Spring

Flower Color: Light Blue

Berry / Fruit Color: None

Spring Foliage Color: Chartreuse

Summer Foliage Color: Chartreuse

Fall Foliage Color: Gold, Yellow

Evergreen Foliage: No

Winter Interest: Yes

Scented Flowers: No

PLANT TOLERANCES

Drought Tolerance: Medium, High

Wet-Feet Tolerance: Low

Humidity Tolerance: Medium, High

Wind Tolerance: High

Poor Soil Tolerance: Rocky Soils, Sandy Soils, Clay Soils, Acidic Soil (low PH)

GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE

Height: 2' - 3'

Width: 2' - 3'

Growth Rate: Medium

Service Life: Very Long: 10-20 years

Maintenance Need: Almost Zero Maintenance

Spreading Potential: Medium

Yearly Trimming Tips: Trim Perennial to Ground in Early Winter After Hard Freezes: Some Winter Interest.

PLANT USES AND LIMITATIONS

Plant Grouping Size: Specimen Planting of 1-3, Small Grouping of 3-5, Medium Grouping of 5-10, Mass Planting of 10 or more

Best Side of House: South Exposure, West Exposure, East Exposure

Extreme Planting Locations: Survives Severe Drought, Tolerates Extreme Heat, Top of Retaining Wall Locations, Resistant to Rabbits

Ornamental Features: Multiple Seasons of Interest, Long Lasting Fall Color, Fine Texture

Special Landscape Uses: Erosion Control

Possible Pest Problems: Foliage Disease

Plant Limitations: Susceptible to Iron Chlorosis

Description

Narrow-leaf Amsonia (Amsonia hubrichtii) is clump-forming plant that is primarily grown in cultivation for its feathery green summer foliage and golden fall color. Spring flowers are powdery blue rising on 3' stalks creating a compact dense willow-like bush. The blooming season is relatively short but the pinnately compound leaves offers lasting interest and a "Wow" factor. Rich golden fall color is long-lasting and dries remaining attractive deep into the winter. No deadheading is needed and the only maintenance is cutting the plant back each winter after the fall foliage is no longer attractive. In some years with high humidity and extra summer rainfall, the foliage gets diseased and should be cut back early. Provide planting location in full sun with good air circulation to avoid this small problem. The growth is so dense that no weeds have a chance of invading a mature stand of plants. Amsonia hubrichtii is relatively new to cultivation being discovered in Arkansas in 1942 but is hardy in zones 5-9. Combine with other summer or fall flowering plants like hardy hibiscus, crapemyrtle, or penstemon. Fine-textured foliage also combines well with dark foliage, larger leaves, and dark colored walls! Great for large-scale mass plantings needing something permanent. This is a true four-seasons long-lived perennial that belongs in almost every perennial garden.

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