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Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’ (Dwarf blue star)

Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’ Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Plant Delights


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Amsonia montana 'Short Stack’ am-SO-nee-ah mon-TAN-ah Common Name: Dwarf blue star 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.
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, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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