• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 36 in. tall, 30 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant, Colorful Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer through Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kar-i-OP-ter-is
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 36 in. tall, 30 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Summer through Early Fall
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers well-drained loamy soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; tolerates mild drought. In USDA Zone 5, will re-sprout from the ground in spring; in warmer areas, cut back close the ground annually to maintain tidy form. Feed before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.