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GREAT COMPANIONS

Dwarf Fountain Grass

PENNISETUM ALOPECUROIDES

(Dwarf Fountain Grass 'Hameln')
Switch Grass

PANICUM VIRGATUM

(Switch Grass )
Missouri Black-Eyed Susan

RUDBECKIA MISSOURIENSIS

(Missouri Black-Eyed Susan )
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AMSONIA HUBRICHTII

Thread-leaf Blue Star

Steel-blue star-shaped flowers, very fine textured green foliage, turns an incredible golden yellow in the fall. The cool blue flower does a good job of toning down adjacent flower colors in border.

GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS
Full sun in moderately fertile soil is ideal. This plant should be massed for optimum effect. Can be used in the front or middle of the border.

INTERESTING INFORMATION
Plant of Merit 2006

Plant Type
Perennial

Bloom Color
Dusty Blue

Foliage Color
Smooth Green

Height
2-3 Feet

Spread
2-3 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone
3-9

Patented
No

EXPOSURE
Sun-Part Shade
SOIL MOISTURE PREFERENCE
Medium
BLOOM COLOR
Blue
LANDSCAPE INTEREST
Butterfly
Border Beauty
Hummingbird
SEASON OF INTEREST (FLOWERING)
June
July
SEASON OF INTEREST (FOLIAGE)
Fall
ATTRIBUTES
Rock Garden
Fall Color
Drought Tolerant
Winter Interest
PLANT RECOGNITION
Plants of Merit