Virtues: This compact version of Blue Star is a superb introduction for any spring garden. Blue Ice displays blue-violet, star-shaped blossoms and a thick mound of deer-resistant foliage that gives credence to its hybrid origin. Once established in a garden, Blue Ice is drought resistant and low-maintenance.
Common name: Blue Star
Botanical name: Amsonia 'Blue Ice'
Flowers/Fruit: Blue-violet, star-shaped flowers.
Foliage: Vibrant green leaves that turn a bright hue of yellow in the fall.
Habit: Blue Ice grow 12-15" tall.
Season: Blooms late spring to early summer.
Origin: North America
Cultivation: Grow Blue Ice in full sun or partial shade in any reasonably fertile soil. Blue Ice are somewhat tolerate of dry soil. USDA Zones 5-9.
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