Amsonia x. Blue Ice

Blue Star

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15"
Spacing: 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, Clay
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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 Amsonia nearby. Clumps can be divided in spring but this is generally not needed for 6 years or more.