Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Caryopteris x clandonensis, Bluebeard

Common Name: Bluebeard

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Caryopteris

Species: x clandonensis

Characteristics of Plant
Low, silvery, aromatic woody plants with blue flowers in July-August.

2-3'
prefers full sun, but tolerates part shade with a looser habit

likes good drainage, especially during winter

benefits from extreme hair cut in late winter/early spring before leafing out

loved by bees

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form
Upright
Branching
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Flower Color
Blue

Fragrance
Mild

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

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"Caryopteris is the low silvery plant to the left of the morning glories."
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"close-up of caryopteris"
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"Coming up through the caryopteris groundcover, this is what the morning glory did to the air above -"
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