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Amsonia 'Blue Ice' (Bluestar)

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

Bluestar

This long-blooming, compact Amsonia selected from A. tabernaemontana seedlings at White Flower Farm is possibly a hybrid with the taxonomically challenged A. montana or perhaps with the Asian Rhazya orientale. Whatever its parentage, Blue Ice blooms longer and stronger than the species and forms a dense, compact mound of dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in the fall. Looks fantastic in a gallon!

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Amsonia 'Blue Ice' LP32 - 32 per flat $44.48
Amsonia 'Blue Ice' - 72 per flat $52.56
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Height

12-15 Inches

Spread

2 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Light Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Bluestar Interesting Notes

This amazing selection of blue star was discovered in a seedling block of A. tabernaemontana at White Flower Farm in CT. (We suspect that it is actually a hybrid with A. montana, but a paternity test is still pending). Regardless of its origin, the 2' wide mound of narrow dark green foliage is topped in early spring with large clusters of very dark lavender-blue flowers....much more vivid than other blue stars. For us this has been an amazingly vigorous plant, lending credence to a hybrid origin. This is a superb introduction for the spring garden! Plant Delights

Amsonia 'Blue Ice' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Adaptable to most conditions, however if it is too shady they may topple over. Amsonia 'Blue Ice' is very easy to grow and hardy and drought tolerant once established.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Moist
Moist
Container
Container
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative