Plant ID forum: Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'; returned from the dead

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 7:27 AM CST
This one has appeared in one of my garden beds, and what's interesting is that it is new growth on a stem that appears to have been cut back last fall, meaning that I at least thought I knew what it was then, and had decided I wanted to keep it! Not that I'm growing more forgetful---oh, no! Whistling Hilarious!

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Okay, looking back through my 'dead and gone' files :whistling:, it seems I had a Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' planted in that general area that I thought had failed to overwinter. I wonder if that is it?? Would be cool if it is!!
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jun 26, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Caryopteris lose everything and appear dead. Do the leaves have a frangrance when brushed/crushed? It will be strong if it is.
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froggardener
Jun 26, 2015 11:33 AM CST
I hope it is, great surprise!! looks like it to me Smiling
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Zencat said:Caryopteris lose everything and appear dead. Do the leaves have a frangrance when brushed/crushed? It will be strong if it is.


thanks, Celia. I went out and plucked a bit of a leaf off of it and off of my Caryopteris 'Sterling Silver', and they smelled the same! Hurray! So it is my 'Dark Knight' returned from the dead! Hurray!
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 12:33 PM CST
thanks, Jolana! Hurray! I'm so happy! Thumbs up
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 26, 2015 12:39 PM CST
Woohoo! I had to remove mine. It was way too close to the front door and the bees were bothering my DH.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 12:43 PM CST
awwwww Sad was there another spot you could move it to?
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bamira
Jun 26, 2015 1:42 PM CST
I have the impression that it is a weed astrer
maybe Symphyotrichum lanceolatum,

http://midatlantichikes.com/floraandfauna/whiteflowers-2.htm
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