Threadleaf Bluestar Amsonia hubrichtii
Though technically native only as far south as Arkansas, we include this great perennial because of its feathery, graceful, flowing foliage. Green all summer, the foliage turns golden yellow in fall. The blooms on this beauty are small blue star shaped flowers that appear in mid to late spring. Thrives in full sun to part shade. This was the Perennial Plant Associations 2011 ‘Perennial Plant of the Year’. Dies back in winter and grows to about 3’. Grow in borders, beds and massed in drifts. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 5-8. Plants are shipped in 3.5-inch containers.