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Bluebeard


Caryopteris selections

Bluebeard

Offering rare blue late-season flowers, bluebeard grows into a compact and flattering companion to other late bloomers such as asters and black-eyed Susans. The wispy bunches of flowers develop along the stems in midsummer to early fall. Silvery bluebeard foliage adds a little extra shine to the landscape.

Two tricks to growing bluebeard well: Prune the plants hard in spring when they begin to show new growth, and plant in well-drained soil to ensure the best bounceback after cold winters. A plethora of new varieties are available, including those with variegated green and white leaves, gold leaves, and pink flowers.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
4-8
Plant Type:
Perennial,Shrub
Plant Height:
3 feet tall
Plant Width:
3 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,Groundcover
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant
Top Varieties

Caryopteris 'Blue Mist' grows 3 feet tall and features light blue flowers with an open, loose growth habit perfect for cottage gardens. Zones 5-8
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Caryopteris incana 'Jason' offers large gold leaves that are a stellar complement to the rich blue flowers. It grows 4 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-11
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Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue' is one of the most outstanding introductions. It features sky blue flowers that appear in midsummer and last until fall. It grows 4 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
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Caryopteris 'MinBleu' is a French introduction that flaunts rich sky blue flowers on a compact, 3-foot-tall plant. Zones 5-8
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