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Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight' (blue mist shrub, bluebeard)

Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

blue mist shrub, bluebeard

Blue mist shrub is aptly named as its gray-green foliage is shrouded in a cloud of blue from mid to late summer. It is a well-behaved garden plant that is very attractive to butterflies. 'Dark Knight' has deep purple blue flowers closely spaced on long stems.

SIZE
Caryopteris 'Dark Knight' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Spacing

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Caryopteris needs full sun and a light, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy, wet, clay-type soils. It flowers on new growth, so prune in early spring to ensure heavy flowering. It is somewhat tolerant of drought, but will not survive in saturated soils. Propagate by softwood terminal cuttings. Best used as a specimen, in foundation plantings or in perennial borders for late season color. Tolerates a little shade.

Good Substitutions

Blue mist shrub Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Inoveris'
blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis
blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Average
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Vegetative