Several months ago you talked about an ornamental grass, the picture showed it as a vivid yellow. I have lost the magazine; what is it called and where can I find it?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Jill: The plant that was featured in the January issue of Kentucky Living magazine was amsonia, commonly known as Blue Star. It is a sun-loving perennial that has airy foliage with blue flowers this time of year. The picture was taken in the fall showing its stunning yellow color. You should be able to find this at your local garden center. You mcan just call around to see if anybody in your area carries it or if they would be willing to special order it for you. We at The Plant Kingdom in Louisville do carry this perennial and would be happy to hold one or more for you if you wanted to make the trip to get them. We are located on Westport Road and you can reach us at (502) 893-7333. Locally you can contact your County Cooperative Extension Agent to see if they have any suggestions or if they know anyone who grows them. Amsonia is a great plant that is somewhat whimsical in character. In my opinion it is a must-have for any sun-loving perennial garden. Let us know if you cannot find it locally. This plant has been very popular this year and we have shipped a few of them to gardeners who cannot find them in their area. We typically do not ship but there are always exceptions!