Amsonia 'Blue Ice' Blue Star



Amsonia x 'Blue Ice' has dark blue buds that open from late spring to early summer. This hybrid Blue Star blooms considerably longer and stronger than other Amsonia. Like other Blue Star, its dark green leaves turn brilliant yellow in fall. Amsonia 'Blue Ice' is usually late to emerge in spring and spreads by underground rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover.

Amsonia 'Blue Ice' prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drier soil and clay. Amsonia 'Blue Ice' may rebloom if cut back after its late spring/early summer bloom period. This perennial is a favorite of landscapers and homeowners alike.


  • Common Names: Blue Star
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 12-15
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Foliage Color: Fall Color

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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