Dark Knight Bluebeard
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Pronunciation: kar-ee-OP-ter-iss klan-doh-NEN-sis
|Description||A compact, mounding shrub with dense, fragrant, silver-gray foliage and deep purplish blue flowers over a long blooming season. Valued for late summer to fall flowers, when little else is in bloom. Use en masse to create a wonderful border for perennial beds, or along walks and entryways. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Once established, water occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.