Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

Blue Star

Amsonia ÔBlue IceÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

Blue Star

Filling out a pot completely with its willow-shaped leaves that turn yellow in fall, this compact selection bears brighter blue flowers over a longer period, emerging from unique navy blue buds. Low maintenance, easy to grow and trouble-free. Discovered in seedling block of A. tabernaemontana at Sunny Border Nursery.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 12-18"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 12-18"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No