General Plant Information (Edit)
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: 18 to 24 inches (45-60cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (45-60cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
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
Other: Deep blue, Deep bluish-purple
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2009 Great Plant Picks award winner

Common names
  • Bluebeard
  • West Clandon Bluebeard
Also sold as:
  • 'Black Knight'
  • ‘Dark Night’

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  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 9:33 AM concerning plant:
    This is one of the absolutely best plants out there. Grows like a massive weed, produces absolutely gorgeous blue blooms for weeks on end, doesn't require a lot (full sun), profuse in reproduction, exceedingly easy to transplant, tolerates high temperatures AND cold temperatures. Very xeric, too, but tolerates flooding if it happens (3 weeks of rain non-stop last year).
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K9Lover On February 25, 2017 Obtained plant
This was a twig when I purchased it from Home Depot for $2.00 in June 2015. It is now 3' high and 3.5' wide. Very healthy to date 2/25/2017.
christine2 On May 22, 2022 Obtained plant
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