Dark Knight Bluebeard
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kar-ee-OP-ter-iss klan-doh-NEN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Late Summer Flowers|
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