Variegated Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise' PP #21,146

This amazing white-edged sport of Caryopteris Heavenly Blue forms a three foot tall and wide clump of woody stems, each clothed with finger-shaped white-edged green leaves. From summer through fall, the foliage is covered with rich, lavender-blue whorls of flowers that look stunning against the variegated foliage. Ideal in mixed perennial and shrub borders.
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Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationkar-ee-OP-ter-iss klan-doh-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass 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 NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.

Prefers well-drained loamy soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established. In USDA Zone 5, will re-sprout from the ground in spring; in warmer areas, cut back close the ground annually to keep neat, compact form. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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