Sunshine Blue® Bluebeard

Caryopteris incana 'Jason' PPAF; CPBR #2316

If you like bold, bright color, this is the plant for you! Amethyst blue flowers contrast with the bright yellow foliage for an outstanding late summer to early fall display. This attractive mounding shrub is stunning in mixed borders, perennial gardens and adored by butterflies.
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Full sun

Do not over water. Drought tolerant once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationkar-ee-OP-ter-iss in-KAN-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 36 - 48 inches tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsDo not over water. Drought tolerant once established.

Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be over-saturated. Prune in spring down to where the new growth is sprouting. In Northern regions this plant will die back to the ground though the roots are hardy. In the South, cut back if needed.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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