Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia 'Georgia Pancake'

Creeping Bluestar

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia 'Georgia Pancake' – The soft green narrow leaves of this Creeping Bluestar are reminiscent of A. hubrichtii on a smaller scale But 'Georgia Pancake' exhibits another big... or should I say small difference: this rare form only grows about 5 or so inches tall. Mid to late spring blue star flowers erupt drawing pollinators. Its dwarf stature suggests that 'Georgia Pancake' would be lovely massed or dotted in repetition at the front of the sunny border or as a ground covering element in a herbaceous and / or shrub garden. Creeping Bluestar will attempt to colonize at a moderately slow rate. Will Forster tells us it seems not to like competition nor is it as easy as some of its larger brethren and cousins. It would probably fare well in a rock garden in a condition if not harsh. In any application this rarefied form will develop into a lovely short mound and hold its gentle affect all through the growing season. And for an added bonus the foliage as with its larger familial members turns gold in autumn before hard frosts send 'Georgia Pancake' into a winter slumber. This comes to us through Bob McCartney of Woodlanders. Tony Avent shares that this may eventually be identified as a completely new species. Sun to mostly sunny siting planted in average, draining soil. Established potted Bluestar from division.


Height:

4-6 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Colors:

Blue

Characteristics and Attributes for Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia 'Georgia Pancake'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Ground Cover
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Grouping

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Origins

  • Georgia

Propagated By

  • Division