Amsonia tabernaemontana Blue Ice
Attractive upright clumps of lance shaped willowy deep green foliage that turns to warm yellow hues in Autumn. In late spring and early Summer this cheeful perennial bears densely packed panicles of sky blue flowers, emerging from slate blue buds.
A great hardy plant and ideal ground cover for sunny beds and borders, the unusual sky blue flowers complement many other plants, especially Roses, Hardy Geraniums and Crocosma.
As a rough guide planting Amsonia Blue Ice as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
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How to grow Amsonia blue Ice
Position: Full sun
Foliage: Hardy perennial, growth dies down in winter and fresh new growth emerges in spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Spring & Summer – May-July
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 50cm x 50cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.