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Dark Knight Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

SKU
02289
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.
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Once established, water occasionally.

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Botanical Pronunciationkar-ee-OP-ter-iss klan-doh-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea)

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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