The leaves continue to turn — this really is my favorite of all the seasons…
Second in my little autumn inspired series….is a yellow plant. Not really yellow all year round, it’s show stopper yellow-ness is really a fall – just right now – sort of thing. Do you know the plant Amsonia hubrictii?
This is what it would be doing if it were outside your window right now…
image from Avant Gardens (where you can also buy this plant).
image from the garden buzz.
The rest of the summer it looks more like this:
image by William Cullina
which is where it gets its common name – Arkansas Bluestar — so named for its flush of baby blue flowers in the summer.
I haven’t grown this, so cannot offer you any sort of real world advice or anecdotes (though if you have grown it, please share your experiences in the comments). But I am thinking I am going to give it a try, since after all, it has been named the Perennial Plant Association’s ‘plant of the year’ for 2011 — so it will likely be easy to find this spring.