General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Silvery-green
Fruit: Showy
Other: Clusters of tannish-white capsules
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
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Caryopteris incana x Caryopteris mongholica

Common names
  • West Clandon Bluebeard
  • Bluebeard

Photo Gallery
Photo by evermorelawnless
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-09-11
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Photo by Anderwood

Date: 2014-08-16
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-09-11

Date: 2011-07-27
Credit Alexey Sergeev

photo credit: Alfred Osterloh
Location: MN zone 4b
Date: September 4

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