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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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 


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