Click on image for full screen view.

Loose, bushy plants work well in groups

'Blue Ice' has long-lasting, star-shaped blue flowers

A. 'Blue Ice' blooms prolifically

Buds appear a dark purple-blue and open to a light blue

'Blue Ice' Blue Star
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Blue Ice'

Apocynaceae

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.

Propagation:
stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
light blue
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
mid-summer
Height: Minimum: 12 inches      Maximum: 15 inches

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.


Main Index | Index by Scientific Name | Index by Common Name | Search