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Blue Butterflies for the Late Summer Garden

By poisondartfrog
September 9, 2014

True-blue flowers can be difficult to find, especially for the late summer garden, when golds and russets begin to dominate the landscape.

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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Sep 8, 2014 7:29 PM CST
Alana:

I have enjoyed Caryopteris in my garden for some years now and wouldn't be without it! The bees and butterflies love it,
and an occasional hummer. I have Blue Knight and Worcester Gold. Love the Blue Butterflies, too.
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Sep 8, 2014 7:46 PM CST
I have been growing Snow Fairy caryopteris in my zone 4a garden for several years. I believe it is rated to zone 5, but it came through our last brutal winter just fine. It's one of my most treasured plants.
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Name: Alana H
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poisondartfrog
Sep 9, 2014 5:04 AM CST
I'm guessing Worcester Gold has chartreuse foliage? I'll bet that is striking with the blue flowers. Smiling
I would love a white one! I'll have to look up Worcester Gold and Snow Fairy.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 9, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Me too on the Snow Fairy!

OOOh, oooh, oooh! Just looked it up and added it to my want list!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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Name: Teri
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Roses_R_Red
Sep 9, 2014 12:51 PM CST
My blues are Caryopteris Snow Fairy and Sunshine Blue. I still have some Salvia Patens Blue Angel and some blue Lisianthus going strong. The bees are ALL OVER the Russian Sage!!

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