Dwarf blue star Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’ Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Plant Delights 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dwarf blue star (Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’) am-SO-nee-ah mon-TAN-ah 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 Island Paradise Uses Beds and Borders Style Meadow Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’View the discussion thread.