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|'Blue Ice' Blue Star|
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice'
Bright green oblong-elliptic leaves grow on basal stalks that end in cymes of star-shaped blue flowers. A compact and long-blooming cultivar. Wider flower petals make inflorescences more showy than the species. Foliage turns a pleasing yellow in fall. This milky-sapped plant is poisonous.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: In groups in a bed or border. The larger the grouping the better.
Width: Minimum: 12 inches Maximum: 15 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Originating from Whate Flower Farm, 'Blue Ice' may be a sterile cross between A. tabernaemontana and A. montana, according to North Creek Nurseries.