Caryopteris Grand Bleu Description
Caryopteris Grand Bleu is a long-blooming, deer proof, and drought tolerant compact >flowering shrub for a sunny spot in your perennial garden
Grand Bleu Caryopteris produces clusters of vibrant blue flowers that are spaced much closer to the stem than other varieties, guaranteeing an improved performance over other forms.
Butterflies are enticed to fragrant flowers which begin to bloom in midsummer and last up to 2 months. Even the colorful gray green foliage is fragrant.
Caryopteris rugged, low maintenance performance makes it ideal as a low growing hedge plant, or in the mixed perennial border.
Grand Bleu is a superb companion to long-blooming Knock Out Roses, fall blooming Ornamental Grasses, drought-proof Sedum!
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fragrant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming
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- Botanical Name:
Caryopteris Grand Bleu
- Common Name:
Blue Mist, Bluebeard
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- Height x Width:
24-36" X 24-36"
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Border, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Specimen,
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI,PR
- Patent #:17,837 'Innoveris'
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Prefers loose loam.
Light: Full Sun
Water: Average needs. Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
Spacing: 1.50 to 2.50 feet
Fertilizing: Light mulching is all that is necessary. Too much fertilizer will encourage more greenery, and less bloom.
Winterizing: Stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: Many gardeners in Zones 5 and 6 simply assume stems will be damaged in winter and automatically prune back hard all stems each year in early spring. Moreover, even in warm winter climates where the stems usually survive winter, gardeners still frequently prune the plants back hard in early spring to promote vigorous new stem growth. Flowering is unaffected by spring pruning because plants bloom on new growth.
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