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Dark Knight Bluebeard
Dark Knight Bluebeard

Dark Knight Bluebeard

$14.99

Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' commonly called bluebeard, blue spirea or blue mist is a highly versatile small shrub for the front of sunny beds and borders. Ideal as a single specimen or in groups of three or more. Excellent choice for late-summer color in compositions featuring lower growing, shrubbier herbs and woody perennials. Great for along white picket fences or to flesh out raised planters. Small enough to fit nicely into city gardens and town-house yards.

Care

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer in spring. Remove spent blooms for a neat appearance. Prune back annually to promote vigorous new growth.

Growth Habit

Hardy in USDA Zones 5-9. Bloom Time: July to September. Bloom Description: Deep blue and very fragrant. A low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist.

Toxicity

Not considered toxic to humans or pets. Bluebeard forms low-growing, finely textured mounds and is deer resistant.

Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' commonly called bluebeard, blue spirea or blue mist is a highly versatile small shrub for the front of sunny beds and borders. Ideal as a single specimen or in groups of three or more. Excellent choice for late-summer color in compositions featuring lower growing, shrubbier herbs and woody perennials. Great for along white picket fences or to flesh out raised planters. Small enough to fit nicely into city gardens and town-house yards.

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer in spring. Remove spent blooms for a neat appearance. Prune back annually to promote vigorous new growth.

Hardy in USDA Zones 5-9. Bloom Time: July to September. Bloom Description: Deep blue and very fragrant. A low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist.

Not considered toxic to humans or pets. Bluebeard forms low-growing, finely textured mounds and is deer resistant.