The Main Plant entry for Bluebeards (Caryopteris)

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms on current season's growth and may need to be hard pruned in spring in areas with severe winters.
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 24, 2012 11:29 AM

Like Buddleja, the woody stems can die back in the winter, particularly in colder climates and on heavy soils. They prefer well-drained, sandy soil in full sun, but does not need especially rich soil or constant moisture.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 12:41 AM

"Caryopteris s a genus of 16 species of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae (formerly often placed in the family Verbenaceae), native to eastern and southern Asia.

They are herbaceous plants or small shrubs growing to 1–4 m tall. The leaves are opposite, simple ovate to lanceolate, with an entire or crenate margin; they are often aromatic. The blue or white flowers are pollinated by butterflies and bumblebees. The fruit is a four-valved capsule containing four seeds.

Like Buddleja, the woody stems can die back in the winter, particularly in colder climates and on heavy soils. They prefer well-drained, sandy soil in full sun, but does not need especially rich soil or constant moisture."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

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