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Amsonia x 'Blue Ice'

Blue Star

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!

Height: 12-15 Inches
Spread: 24 Inches
Zone: 5-9
Color: Light Blue

Blue Star Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Moist
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Border
Edging
Container
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Blue Star

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.

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