BEYOND MIDNIGHT®

Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonensis

'CT-9-12'

USPP 27,426; CBR 5414

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  • Handsome coloration
  • Deer resistant
  • Sun loving
Description

Beyond Midnight® caryopteris was selected especially for its very dark foliage and deep blue flowers. The handsome combination makes this easy-care caryopteris eminently suited for perennial beds. Also known as blue mist spirea, despite the fact that it is not remotely related to Spiraea.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
2 - 2.5'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late summer - fall
Flower Color
Blue
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Pruning

Caryopteris should be cut back hard each early spring, as soon as the new growth has begun to emerge on the stems.

Uses

Caryopteris brings color and late-season interest to any sunny spot in the landscape, and is especially well suited to perennial gardens, pollinator plantings, and edging.

Growing Tips

Caryopteris requires sunny sites and well-drained, even dry, soils. It should be treated much like buddleia in terms of pruning and siting.