Amsonia x. Blue Ice

Blue Star

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A shorter, more compact version of Blue Star exhibiting deeper lavender blue flowers above glossy willow leaves. Very floriferous. The foliage of Amsonia Blue Ice will turn warm golden yellow in the fall. Its habit, flowering and fall color make it a perfect element for the landscape.

Very impressive in a mass planting. Low care and deer resistant. Native to the United States.

Features to Note:

  • Edgers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Amsonia General Information:

Amsonia are low maintenance mid-western and southern natives that are easy to grow and unbothered by pests or insects. Plants are fairly drought tolerant once established. Exceptional fall foliage color extends the appeal. Adapts to most conditions. Becomes leggy in too much shade.

Amsonia Plant Care:

Easy to grow, best in a moist, slightly acidic soil. Shear back by one third after flowering to maintain a more compact plant. Snap off mature seed pods to prevent over seeding. Bluestars will readily cross pollinate with other amsonias nearby. Clumps can be divided in spring but this is generally not needed for 6 years or more.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: AMBI