Oh sure. There are a million gorgeous colors out there now. One of the many reasons I love fall. But this Amsonia hubritchii is hands down belle of the ball.
Here it is with Beezus flying past–Just a Girl With a Hammer‘s dog. I tried to catch Bee in front of it as a tribute to Halloween. Alas, I did not.
This is not enhanced color. It really is this flamboyant.
Pretty good when it’s green too.
And it’s delicate little flower.
A couple years ago, I apparently paired the Amonsonia with Canna musafolia ‘Rubra’. I should do that again. The colors are terrific together. And I love the contrasting foliage size.
Amsonia is hardy in zones 5a-8b. The Canna ‘Musafoli Red’ aka Banana Canna is hardy 8a-10b. Some say it’s good to zone 7a. Since I lost mine here in zone 8, I wonder about that. That was a rough year, though I don’t remember exactly which one.
Here’s Beezus and sibs when they were my foster pups. Mister spelled the mom, Sweet Pea. He stayed with those puppies all day every day for over a month. And Sweet Pea lay on the sofa.
Mister and Beezus are still pals, but Chiquita claims BFF status.
We’d love to hear about your fall favorites–and see your pictures.