14 Jul What is Bluestar?
Allow me to introduce you to the plants that inspired the name for my business Bluestar. The first image is of Amsonia hubrichtii, which has the common name of bluestar. The flowers are lovely and subtle, but almost as important is the feathery foliage. It undulates in the wind in the most soothing way. And in the fall, it turns bold shades of yellow and orange.
These were blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in mid-May.
This is what the fall color looks like as seen on the Highline.
Here is a different species of bluestar called Amsonia tabernaemontana.
It is also just generically called bluestar. It is a more compact plant, with slightly showier flowers. It doesn’t have the mesmerizing foliage of the hubrichtii. You can see the two growing together in the photo below.