Blooms in spring early summer.
Full sun to light shade and average moist conditions.Different soil types are tolerated, including those that contain clay-loam, rocky material, or sand.
Habitats include rocky woodlands, shaded rocky ravines, gravelly seeps, borders of streams, limestone glades, and moist sandy meadows.
The nectar of the flowers attracts the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and various long-tongued insects. These insect visitors include the Large Carpenter bee , Hummingbird moths , and various butterflies.
And after the blooms pass and summer turns to fall, the foliage turns a rich shade of yellow and remains colorful for weeks.
Amsonia hubrichtii - Arkansas
Leaves more narrow threadlike
Missouri native - amsonia ciliata
Well-drained, sandy loam or limestone. Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Limestone-based. Dry, open woods; chalky hills
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