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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Bright golden yellow leaves with mint-green margins. Some leaves have more gold coloring than others, but the bottom line is that the variegated foliage is superb and lasts well throughout the summer.
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Other: Blooms on current season's growth and may need to be hard pruned in spring in areas with severe winters.
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PBR25,088; PP20,608
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Caryopteris incana X Gold Seedling

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Hint of Gold™
Cultivar name: 'Lisaura'
Common names
  • Bluebeard
  • False Blue Spirea

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Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-08-30
#Pollination #Bee
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 17, 2011
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-04-25
new plant
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-09-09
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Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 17, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 17, 2011
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-05-02
Location: in my garden
Date: 2017-06-10
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 5:17 AM concerning plant:
    Lovely color and excellent little shrub, but so slow-growing. It was given to me as a winter-sown seedling a couple of inches tall two years ago, and it still is less than a foot tall. Looks healthy and I will just wait. It is pleasant and I love the chartreuse foliage.
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