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
Fragrant
Other
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
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
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2009 Great Plant Picks award winner

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

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Location: My Garden
Date: 2020-04-23
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2014-09-08
Location: Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 09.15.20
Still in the nursery pot and already a magnet for the bees
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-08-07
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-08-07
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-08-17
Location: Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 09.15.20
Love at first sight with this beauty. Lovely color and form
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-08-07
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-21
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2014-09-08
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-09-05
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2008-08-24
Location: Maryland
Date: 2014-08-24
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2012-09-10
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2010-04-04
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2013-09-08

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-09-07
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2008-08-24
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2008-08-24
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Date: 2013-07-07
Love, love, love the caryopterises (caryopterii?)  Anyhow, they a
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2015-09-09
One of my favorite plants and so easy to propagate!
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2015-09-09
Butterflies and bumblebees love this as much as I do!
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-31
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-09-07
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Comments:
  • 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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