We love blue stars, and we are particularly excited to have introduced this one in 2003 that is smaller and better-suited to spatially challenged gardeners...even suitable to most rock gardens. We selected this cutie from a batch of seedlings we grew in the late '80s. Of all the seedlings, Amsonia 'Short Stack' was the shortest and had the best form. Amsonia 'Short Stack' was planted in our display beds where its dwarf, 10" tall x 18" wide, perfectly rounded form has been superb. The clean, dark green, deer-resistant foliage contrasts nicely with the medium sky-blue flowers that top the plant in early spring...a real winner!