The Main Plant entry for Bluebeards (Caryopteris)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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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Common names
  • Bluebeard

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Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2020-09-16
#pollinator
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-06-17
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Location: Norfolk, MA
Date: 2021-09-21
I cut this down every year early spring before leaves com out. Ab
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2017-06-23
#Pollination

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: My Garden
Date: 2016-08-26
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2023-10-13
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2023-10-11
Location: Norfolk, MA
Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-08-20
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2009-08-23
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2009-08-23
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021

Date: 2014-08-26

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2008-08-23

Date: 2013-08-28

Date: 2013-08-28

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Date: 2014-08-26

Date: 2014-08-26
Uploaded by virginiarose

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: Berwyn, Illinois
Date: 2020-08-31
Bluebeards (Caryopteris)
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 12:41 AM concerning plant:
    "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...

  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 24, 2012 11:29 AM concerning plant:
    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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Wonderful pic! by wcgypsy Jul 27, 2012 8:56 AM 1

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