Amsonia ciliata ‘Halfway to Arkansas’

Halfway to Arkansas blue star

  • © Joy Creek Nursery

  • © Joy Creek Nursery

Outstanding Qualities

Lovely pastel blue, star-shaped flowers in clusters atop the slender-leaved foliage stems, typically in late spring to early summer. Later, in autumn, the golden yellow leaves are highlighted with shades of rusty to plum brown. This selection is slightly more compact than the species.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: blue

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: late spring - early summer flowers; autumn foliage color

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
Plant in a rich organic soil with good drainage and regular summer watering. In the Pacific Northwest 'Blue Ice' grows best in full sun for better flowering and the brightest fall color; be aware, however, of extremely hot sites which may cause the flowers to go over more quickly.
Geek Notes
‘Halfway to Arkansas’ was introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens of Hebron, Illinois.