at Digging Dog
Thread-leaf Blue Star
Too long ignored, this hard-to-find perennial
adds pleasing texture to the border and delicacy to a
bouquet. In early summer, bushy clumps of elegant,
upright stems are crowned with steel blue buds
and starry gray-blue flowers held in graceful umbels.
We are especially captivated by the willowy
needlelike leaves, which eventually burnish to a brilliant
gold, and together with the persistent chocolate-hued
seed heads, bestow a rich autumn show. A southwestern U.S. native, Blue Star is undemanding and long-lived in any garden soil.
Size: 2'–3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 4.
Amsonia hubrichtii (P-0916)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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