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Amsonia 'Blue Ice' (bluestar)

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'


This long-blooming, compact Amsonia 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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12-15 Inches


2 Feet


12-16 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

bluestar Interesting Notes

Amsonia 'Blue Ice' is an amazing selection of blue star that was discovered in a seedling block of Amsonia tabernaemontana at Connecticut's Sunny Border Nursery by Michael Dodge, then of White Flower Farm. (We suspect it is actually a hybrid with Amsonia montana or Amsonia orientalis but a paternity test is still pending.) Regardless of its origin, the 2' wide mound of narrow, dark green, deer-resistant foliage is topped in early spring with large clusters of very dark lavender-blue flowers...much more vivid than other blue stars. - Plant Delights

Amsonia 'Blue Ice' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Adaptable to most conditions; however, they may topple over if it is too shady. Very easy to grow, hardy and drought tolerant once established.

Good Substitutions

threadleaf bluestar Amsonia hubrichtii
eastern bluestar Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Landscape Plug™
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type