Caryopteris x clandonensis (Blue Beard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Blue Beard

Plant Type: Perennials

A small mounding shrub that produces loads of deep blue flower clusters from summer to fall; great for late season color. Foliage is very fragrant and silver-gray. Attracts butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

  • Small shrub with late summer flower power
  • Deer resistant
  • Very fragrant foliage

Height:

24-36 in

Spread:

24-36 in

Zone:

5-9

Caryopteris

Common Name: Blue Beard

Valued for its late summer to fall flowers when few other plants are in bloom. Caryopteris is an easy to grow, low mounding shrub that has very fragrant foliage. Butterflies and pollinators love this plant when flowering. Will grow best in full sun with well drained soils.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Dry
Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant

Attributes

Ground Cover
Mass Plant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Fragrant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Summer
Late Summer
Late Summer / Early Fall