Dwarf blue star

Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Plant Delights
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Dwarf blue star (Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’)
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Genus:  Amsonia
Chalk up another great plant introduction from the folks at Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina. This dwarf blue star grows to only about half the size of the species, making it well suited for gardens with limited space. It performs best in full to partial sun and is appreciative of moist, well-drained soil. The sky blue flowers appear in early spring above the clean, dark green foliage. Try planting 'Short Stack' in a mess and along bed edges for a winning display.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This is a dwarf cultivar of the species; it grows only 1 foot high.
Care:  Provide full sun to light shade and average to dry soil.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in containers in spring or autumn. Divide in spring. Root softwood cuttings in early summer.
Problems:  Rust.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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