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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Ovate to lance-shaped, silvery-gray leaves (to 1.5" long). Foliage is aromatic when brushed with a hand.
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP 1,091 (Expired)
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Blue Mist x unknown
Child plants: 3 child plants

Common names
  • Bluebeard
  • Blue Mist Spiraea

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Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2013-10-09
bee magnet #Pollination
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-08-19
Location: Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2011-09-20
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2013-09-09
attracts bees
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