Caryopteris Petit Bleu Description
Dazzling hard to find rare blue color! Butterfly loving fragrant blooms! Thrives in heat, cold and even drought!
These low growing woody plants are a superb addition to any sunny garden. Untroubled by pests and disease. Blooms heavily for 3 months. Hundreds of fragrant cobalt-blue flowers wonderfully arrayed and short spikes over fragrant, dark glossy leaves. Grows 24-36" tall. Deer & Drought proof. One of the best plants to attract butterflies.
How to Grow
Caryopteris thrive in full sun and well drained soil. Even dry soil is best. These are rugged, low maintenance plants and do well in tough spots. Best to prune in late winter or early spring to shape and maximize outstanding flowers performance. Long last cut flowers for vases!
Designing with Caryopteris
Compact enough to make a low growing hedge or edging. Excellent choice to intermingle in perennial beds to add solid late season color.
Pair with gold/yellow perennials such as Rudbeckia or Echinacea. Plant with Sedum Autumn Joy for a wonderful late summer show. Gold Barberry shrub adds warmth to the cool blue colors. Plant with Knock Out Roses. Combine with Ornamental Grasses. A must have for any butterfly garden.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fragrant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming
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- Botanical Name:
Caryopteris clandonensis 'Petit Bleu'
- Common Name:
Blue Mist, Bluebeard
- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
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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 #:'Minbleu' PP 14,574
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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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