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Amsonia Blue Ice (Blue Star)

Amsonia Blue Ice (Blue Star)

When you have a small space that deserves some love and attention, consider Blue Ice Amsonia, the compact plant with big-time wow factor! An improved amsonia variety that charms in a darker, richer shade of blue, it draws attention to full sun or part shade borders, rock gardens and containers. Plus, thanks to Blue Ice's tidy form and moderate height, no staking necessary to keep the plants upright and visible in the garden or landscape. Carefree with little maintenance required, there is no need to cut the stems back after flowering. Erect, clump-forming plants are hardy and drought tolerant, too. #1 plants.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid spring
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Container Friendly

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Botanical Name: Amsonia 'Blue Ice

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Amsonia 'Blue Ice
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Container Gardening, Perennializing, Rock Garden, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    Blue
  • Flower Form :

    Star-shaped clusters, 3/4" across
  • Foliage Type :

    Narrow, willow-shaped, dark green foliage.
  • Mature Spread :

    12 - 15 inches
  • Spacing:

    12 - 15 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Loosen soil well. Plant with the eyes just below the soil. Space plants 12 to 15" apart. Water well after planting.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil. Prefers moist, loamy soils.
  • Pruning Instructions :

    This compact cultivar does not need to be cut back after flowering.
  • Winter Care :

    Plants are cold hardy. The first winter you may want to apply a mulch (1-2") as extra protection.
  • Planting Depth :

    Plant with the eyes just below the soil
  • Watering Requirements :

    No special needs, avoid the soil from drying out during the growing period.
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once or twice a year in spring and summer.

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Fall 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 September 14, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • German Iris
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 August 10, 2020 October 26, 2020
    7 August 10, 2020 November 9, 2020
    8-10 August 17, 2020 November 9, 2020
  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 October 5, 2020 December 21, 2020
  • Fall Crocus & Colchicum
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-7A August 10, 2020 October 12, 2020
    7B-10 August 17, 2020 October 12, 2020
  • Hedges and Shrubs
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 October 5, 2020 November 2, 2020
    7-10 October 5, 2020 November 16, 2020


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Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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