Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia Georgia Pancake, Creeping Blue Star
Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia, Georgia Pancake, Creeping Blue Star

Amsonia Georgia Pancake, Creeping Blue Star

Out of the sand hills of Georgia comes Creeping Blue Star, Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia Georgia Pancake, a low growing variety that makes it ideal for use as a ground cover. Chartreuse green needle-like foliage turns bright yellow in fall and is soft to the touch. In late summer small, pale blue flowers appear. Creeping Blue Star makes a wonderful companion to tall Sedums and garden mums. It only grows 4-6″ tall, but spreads 16-24″ wide.

Amsonia needs little care, is trouble free, and thrives in most gardens. Plant in full sun to part shade in moist soil of average fertility. If grown in too much shade or too rich of soil, plants will become floppy. Plants are long lived and do not need to be divided.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia Georgia Pancake

Common Name

Creeping Blue Star

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Chartreuse, Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

4-6″

Width

16-24″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Easy Care, Ground Cover, Mass Plantings

Resistance

Deer, Drought

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Soil

Average

Zone

5-9

Plant Type

Perennial