General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 16 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Best fall foliage color usually occurs in full sun, but flowers generally last longer if given some afternoon shade in hot sun areas. Narrow, willow-shaped, dark green foliage turns an attractive bright yellow in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Dark lavender blue; vivid periwinkle blue. Navy blue buds.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Blue Star

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  • Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 23, 2013 10:39 PM concerning plant:
    The other plant pictured under this plant does not look like Amsonia 'Blue Ice' to me. It should look like my photo.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 14, 2018 1:47 PM concerning plant:
    Sold at some larger, diverse conventional or mail order nurseries. Not common. Very nice, easy perennial.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 3, 2013 5:19 AM concerning plant:
    'Blue Ice' is a shorter and more compact form of 'Bluestar'. It has darker blue buds and flowers, a dense growth habit and good yellow fall color. It does best in full sun or light shade with average soil. A long lived perennial.
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