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Blue Star Flower Blue Ice

No longer available this season.
Blue Ice is a compact plant that produces periwinkle star shaped flowers in late spring to early summer. Known for it golden yellow leaves in the fall. (Amsonia)
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Botanical Name
Amsonia Blue Ice
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-16" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


More compact than most amsonias, Blue Ice also boasts larger flowers in a deeper color than other varieties. The star-shaped, dark lavender-blue flowers are about 3/4" across and appear in late spring or early summer. The leaves are relatively broad, resembling willow leaves. At just 12 to 16" high, Blue Ice combines well with other perennials without overwhelming them, and the shorter stems are less prone to flopping than taller varieties.

Amsonias form upright mounds of feathery foliage, topped in spring by delicate blue blossoms. They're easy to grow, preferring full sun to part shade and moist, rich soil. The feathery foliage of taller varieties make a pretty backdrop for other perennials, and the leaves turns a brilliant yellow in fall.