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Dark Knight Bluebeard

Fragrant foliage and late season color

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: All summer

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Dark Knight Bluebeard

Description
Refreshing clusters of blue-purple flowers add late season color and attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden. A low-mounded shrub, its gray-green, lance-shaped foliage is very aromatic. A brush of the hand releases scent into your garden. Its flower clusters resemble clouds of smoke. This easy-care shrub is a good choice for low hedges, shrub borders and mass plantings. This shrub is best planted in well-drained soil and full sun. Many northern gardeners prune it extensively in early spring. Because plants bloom on new growth, pruning does not affect flowering. Ships in 4" pot. Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Shrub •Z5-9 •H18-24"x18-24" •Summer •Sun

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCaryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateAll summer
  • Planting InstructionsSet at same level it is growing at in the container. Water weekly the first season.
  • Winter CareIn northern climates, after heavy frost, apply deep, loose mulch.
  • Flower Color:blue
  • Flower FormDense clusters of very small, fluffy blue flowers whorled around the stem ends.
  • Foliage TypeDeciduous, gray-green, lanceolate leaves, new growth is silvery.
  • Soil RequirementFertile, well drained garden loam.
  • Unique CharactersticsMissouri Botanical Garden: Caryopteris x clandonensis, commonly called bluebeard, blue spirea or blue mist, is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. Clandonensis hybrids typically produce about 18-30" of growth per year, so total shrub height (usually from 2-3') depends in large part upon the extent of winter dieback and/or the annual spring pruning. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. Foliage is aromatic when brushed with a hand.Genus name comes from the Greek words karyon meaning a nut and pteron meaning a wing for the winged fruit.'Dark Knight' features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers in terminal and axillary clusters (cymes) from late summer into fall. Ovate to lance-shaped, dull green leaves (to 1.5" long) are silvery below. May be found sold under that name 'Black Knight'.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit18 - 24 inches
  • Growth RateModerately to fast
Shipping Information

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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

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The dark knight
Jul 28, 2017
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Who doesn't love a plant named after a superhero. Well, at least I like did, named after mt favorite...Batman! 1st planted in March. Growing nicely, dainty flowers, quite nice where planted. Wish it was more fragrant, but otherwise very happy. Was wondering if anyone has any trimming tips. Want to try to train them to be hedge like. Now they're spiny and stringy
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