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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
Deciduous
Fragrant
Other: Silvery-green
Fruit: Showy
Other: Clusters of tannish-white capsules
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
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Caryopteris incana x Caryopteris mongholica

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By lovemyhouse on July 22, 2012

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Time to post variegated, gold, purple, spotted all colors of the rainbow foliage by bumplbea Oct 25, 2020 7:59 AM 249
Can anyone tell me what is this? by Shekay Aug 21, 2018 12:52 PM 5
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'; returned from the dead by Catmint20906 Jun 26, 2015 1:42 PM 8
I'm in a perennial rut by Kabby Jan 10, 2015 1:04 PM 56
Duplicate Entry? by aspenhill Aug 20, 2014 6:12 AM 2
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