Amsonia Blue Ice
Amsonia Blue Ice
Blue Star

Amsonia Blue Ice

£15.00
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Features

notes
Native to America where it is known as the Blue Star, this exquisite perennial is pretty in all stages, from the slate blue buds which open into pale star-like flowers, to the wonderful willow-shaped foliage which turns a glorious golden yellow in the autumn.
Insights

There is a nice story behind the name: John Amson was an English physician who was called in to see a certain George Washington who thought he had consumption (TB). Amsonia assured him he only had a bad cold. In 1760 the local perennial, known as ‘Blue Star’ was given the name Amsonia.

Details

The extraordinarily blue flowers will bloom from May - July

Planting
  • Well drained fertile soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun, partial shade
Care

Deadhead the flowers as they fade to encourage further blooming. Mulch well in the spring.

The Spring Garden