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Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’

Amsonia

<i>Amsonia</i> x ‘Blue Ice’

Springing forth in a seedling block of Amsonia tabernaemontana at Sunny Border Nursery, this energetic compact perennial has an unresolved lineage, with some speculating that either Amsonia montana or Amsonia orientalis may be a parent. What’s for certain is the fact that its flowers are the bluest, most vibrant and longest blooming ones amongst the genus. The pyramidal-shaped terminal clusters of navy-colored buds and starry lavender-blue blooms garnish a refined dense mound clothed in narrow, willow-like dark green leaves. ‘Blue Ice’s easily maintained habit beams brilliant yellow fall color, looks its best when massed and makes a spiffy deer-proof addition to rock work, borders or woodland peripheries.

Blooms May–June

Size: 12" – 18" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Looking for Wintertime Botanical Inspiration? Our 2020 catalog is available!

Create winter intigue with decidious and evergreen shrubs or trees.

Woody plants tend to add a sense of structure and permanence to our gardens. They can be planted as specimens or in swaths. Many of them offer artful bark, branching patterns, year-round foliage, swelling buds or cold-weather blooms, promoting welcome winter allure. Please be sure to check out our on-line shrub and tree selections.

Looking for more botanical inspiration...

and who isn’t on a chilly mid-January day? I certainly was, as I strolled through the nursery and garden with a steaming mug of Oolong tea and my trusty canine companion, Boobah in tow. Almost immediately I was pleasantly surprised to spot the Hellebores. Bejeweling the winter garden, their marvelous single or double-petaled blooms yield an array of colors that include chartreuse, sparkling white, pink, smoky plum, and a rich nearly black maroon. Apart from the Hellebores, I came upon the plump berries, glistening evergreen foliage and winter flowers that are featured in this newsletter. We hope you find a healthy dose of January cheer!

All of us plant wranglers at the nursery, along with Boobah, our wee greeter and self-appointed nursery manager, and shy kitty, Parker, wish you countless happy hours digging in a garden of your own! 

 

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