La Barbe Bleue™ Bluebeard

Caryopteris x 'SMCIPG' PP #31,867

Fragrant shiny yellow foliage adds a warm glow to the landscape throughout summer. An abundance of deep blue flower spikes provides a rich contrast to the foliage in summer and early fall. The neat and compact habit makes it a great container plant and garden specimen. Deciduous.
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5 - 9

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationkar-ee-OP-ter-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 36 in. tall, 30 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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 .

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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