Identify Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Emmett, ID
Question by dhveens
September 22, 2001
We bought a shrub called Dark Knight with small blue flowers that the bees and butterflies love. Need to know how to care for it.

Answer from NGA
September 22, 2001


Your plant is Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'. It's an attractive compact, mounding shrub with fragrant blooms of deep purple-blue, backed by silvery gray foliage. A wonderful border for perennial beds, or use along walks and entryways. The plant is deciduous and grows best in full sun. It's a moderate grower to 2 feet tall and wide. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

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