Size: 16 inches tall and 2 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Blue stars are the workhorses of the sun-drenched perennial border. Most produce delicate, skyblue flowers in May on clumps of clean green foliage, which turn magnificent shades of yellow in fall. ‘Blue Ice’ stands apart from its larger cousins by producing darker, lavender-blue, star-shaped flowers atop compact stems that are clothed in narrow, dark-green foliage. It has been suggested by some that this diminutive blue star is possibly a hybrid. Regardless of its parentage, it is a wonderful choice for the front of the border and has proven to be easy to grow and quite drought tolerant.
Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun; average, well-drained soil
Gardeners are always looking for plants that provide late-season interest, and bluebeards do not disappoint. In spring, ‘Snow…
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