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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' 0"–3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Amsonia hubrichtii (P-0916)
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Ornamental Grasses: Autumnal Garden Stars, Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!
Celebrated headliners of the late show!
Offering superb versatility, ornamental grasses become poetry in motion on gusty days. They are best situated so their fluid shimmering inflorescences, bathed in amber, sable or smoky rose and purple shades, are backlit and set aglow by the afternoon sunlight. Most look fantastic in fresh or dried arrangements, while others produce welcome seed heads that birds adore. Be sure to browse our online selections of ornamental grasses.
Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!
You may wish to include one or more of these easily grown herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs or trees that wield plenty of October flair.Digging Dog's Mid October 2017 Newsletter Link
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tuesday by appointment only