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Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard)
Lamiaceae
Caryopteris clandonensis


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Lamiaceae Family

Caryopteris Genus

Location

First saw this plant in a nursery that I worked at between Centre Hall & State College, PA - Cedar Run Nursery. I would sometimes recommend this plant while selling perennials at a farmers market in Boalsburg, PA weekly. A few years later a friend asked me to help him put some plants in a bed in his yard and 2 Caryopteris plants were among the 5 - 7 perennials/shrubs we planted. They were such a success that I planted them again in another landscape/xeroscape yard design and they filled in the space very nicely within 2 seasons. GREAT PLANT!!

Physical Description
Small shrub or returning herbaceous plant. Environmentally friendly plant; few insect/disease pressures; very drought tolerant, has less than avg. water requirements. Fills out/grows quickly and has a blueish/silvery slim leaves as a wonderful contrast to many darker, solid greens in yard landscape design.


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Lamiaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Blueish Silvery leaves with delicate blueish purple flowers. Though VERY drought tolerant, giving it an occasional deep soaking during dry periods will keep the plant producing those colorful blue flowers. This perennial shrub-like plant will fill out to a full shrub appearance within one season of planting and is WONDERFUL where there is very little water in soil. A plant definitely to be considered in the Xeroscape yard designs.
Caryopteris will return from cold winters with a pleasant blueish-silvery color from summer through fall. Great plant in UTAH, visually pleasant and wonderful in an environmentally friendly yard. Great ego plant shrub (like radishes in the garden), quick return on your investment of time, shows well within a short time of planting and really allows you to feel like you can grow something in your landscape xerocape design planning, reaching 3 to 4 feet in height.
Dig your hole twice as the root ball. The top of the root ball should be even with the soil profile.

Prune in Spring to generate vigorous new growth. Blooms are produced on the current season's growth. A Light prune after each bloom cycle may encourage more growth and blossoms.





Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard)
Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard) - August 15, 2009



Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard)
Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard) - August 15, 2009



Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard)
Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard) - August 15, 2009



Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard)
Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard) - August 15, 2009



Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard)
Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard) - August 15, 2009



Caryopteris
Caryopteris - August 14, 2009



Caryopteris
Caryopteris - August 14, 2009



Caryopteris
Caryopteris - August 14, 2009



Caryopteris
Caryopteris - August 14, 2009

Comment: Caryopteris (aka Bluebeard), Caryopteris clandonensis

Page Posts: 5

gardengeek
gardengeek
August 21, 2009
I love the tiny beard on the flowers :) The leaves have a great smell too.
artatom200
artatom200
August 14, 2009
That would probably look even better in daylight.
tobolonoble
tobolonoble
August 14, 2009
Ah ha. I see now.
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus & Species: Caryopteris x clandonensis
tobolonoble
tobolonoble
August 14, 2009
Yea, I love this plant. It seriously does so well with such little maintenance and water. The name Caryopteris clandonensis, did I put this in correctly? Which is family, would it be Caryopteris Lamiaceae?
gardengeek
gardengeek
August 14, 2009
Beautiful plant. It's in the mint family: Lamiaceae.

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