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Blue Mist


Description:  The low mounding habit of Caryopteris makes it perfect as a low border plant for massing purposes and works wonders in dry, sunny spots.  Hundreds of blue foot long flower spikes cover this plant in late summer. 



Common Name: Blue Mist Spirea, Bluebeard
Botanical Name: Caryopteris
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in moist soils but prefers well-drained/loamy soils with a neutral pH
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Likes moist soils, rock garden, border
Pests: None serious
Diseases: None serious
Good Companion Plants: Anemone, Aster, Campanula, Black-Eyed-Susan, Butterfly Bush, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Blue Fescue Grass, Miscanthus, Hollyhock, Stonecrop, Wandflower
Care: Cut back hard in spring.  Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer as recommended.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule



This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Blue Mist Shrub
zones 5-9
Description:  Gray green foliage with dark blue flower spikes.    The flowers of 'Dark Knight' are darker than any other cultivar.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Blue, green and silvery
Height: 36-60"
Spread: 36-48"

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Caryopteris 'First Choice'
Blue Mist Shrub
zones 5-9
Description:  A deep blue, more compact and better branched variety.  Rich, cobalt blue flowers bloom from mid-summer to early fall with aromatic, silvery-green foliage.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Silvery Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 30"

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Caryopteris 'Sunshine Blue'
Blue Mist Shrub
zones 5-9
Description:  This outstanding new selection is a stronger grower with larger, brighter yellow foliage. The rich amethyst blue flowers are much darker than those of C. 'Worcester Gold'. They are excellent cut flowers, lasting for weeks in a vase. This late bloomer is especially valuable because it looks its best when many other perennials are done for the season. When planted in mass, it will surely catch everyone's attention, and the foliage will remain fresh-looking all summer long due to its drought tolerance.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July-August
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 36-48"
Spread: 36-48"

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