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Sunshine Blue® II Bluebeard

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Description

  • Bountiful dark blue blooms appear in late summer!
  • Bright yellow foliage shines from spring to fall.
  • It's deer resistant and easy to grow.
  • Excellent for pollinators.
  • Zones 5-9, sun, 3' tall x 3' wide at maturity. 
Zone 5-9
Light sun
medium

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Description Sunshine Blue® II blue mist spirea (also called bluebeard, caryopteris, or Caryopteris incana) is a new and improved version of the classic Sunshine Blue® variety, with improved tolerance to cold weather. This is the hardiest caryopteris yet, shrugging off even cold Midwestern winters. It boasts attractive bright gold foliage that makes an eye-popping contrast with the dark blue flowers in late summer and fall. It's an excellent plant for attracting pollinators - bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds adore it! Sunshine Blue II® caryopteris is a Proven Winners® Color Choice Plant selection, which means it passed rigorous testing & evaluation. Rugged and low maintenance, caryopteris is ideal for the mixed perennial border or as a low-growing hedge plant. Plant it in your garden, and you won't be disappointed! Details Botanical name: Caryopteris incana 'SMNCVH'
Patent #: USPP 28,093
Common name: Blue mist, Blue mist spirea, Bluebeard
Zone: 5 - 9
Exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 2-3' X 2-3'
Flower color: Deep blue
Foliage color: Yellow
Season of interest: Late summer - fall
Bloom time: Late summer, fall
Features: Rare & unusual, proven winners, heat tolerant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners
Uses: Border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, hedge, massing, specimen
How To Grow Soil: Well-draining soil is a must. It tolerates dry conditions once established.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Water: Low to moderate. It tolerates some drought but is intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
Spacing: 3 feet
Fertilizing: None needed. If you wish, apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring.
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: In spring, when the new growth begins to emerge on the stems, cut back to just above where big, healthy buds appear. The plant may be cut back up to two-thirds of its total height, but will recover as long as there are living buds below the cut. This approach keeps the plant dense and tidy, and prevents it from splaying out or cracking.

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Bluebeard seems happy!

My Bluebeard seems to be taking root nicely. He arrived in perfect condition and has already sent out some new shoots. Can’t wait to see him creep and leap!