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Lil Miss Sunshine® Bluebeard Caryopteris x clandonensis

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
30" 30"
Height
24 - 30"
Spread
24 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Vivid color from spring through frost!

    Lil' Miss Sunshine® bluebeard is one of the most colorful garden plants anywhere. Spring brings bright gold foliage. In late summer, blue flowers begin to appear and persist through mid-autumn with unforgettable contrast. Its late season bloom time brings interest to the landscape when not much else is blooming and the nectar-rich flowers provide food for pollinating insects and hummingbirds. Works well in perennial gardens or landscape beds. 

    Fall Interest
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    32 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Yellow
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    This compact plant is good for smaller landscapes and beds. Excellent as part of the mixed border or in the perennial bed, it adds a shot of bold color to the late summer garden.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This plant requires very little care. Prune in spring, only after the new growth has begun to appear. Cut back hard for best results; in Northern areas it may die completely to the ground. Tip die back is common after cold winters. The plant blooms on the current season's growth so will flower even if cut to the ground in spring. It does require well drained soil. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring.

     

     

    Lil Miss Sunshine® Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice' USPP 22,160
  • 10 Reviews

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    • I am so impressed with this plant! I had never heard of it before but saw an ad in a magazine and on a whim ordered 3 of them! They have bloomed constantly ever since planted. They seem to be thriving. I hope they like winter. Honeybees love them. And I've even seen our resident hummingbird enjoying them! Not showy from a distance but alongside a path where they can be seen closer, they are spectacular.

      kalina Kunert
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 10 weeks ago
    • Brandy
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 32 weeks ago
    • Beautiful shrub with vivid color, bees love it, too.

      Patricia Williams
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • Beautiful shrub with vivid color, bees love it, too.

      Patricia Williams
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • Mike Bond
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This plant is stunning. The bees love, love, love it but it poses no threat as the bees are so intoxicated by it they don't notice humans. It was planted and took off the very first season!

      Wanda
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This plant is an excellent value. Reliable, nearly carefree, with a unique color. Love it!

      Hilary duDomaine
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • It is so striking in any garden with its brilliant bright yellow leaves and then the beautiful blue flowers in late summer. Absolutely no problems of any kind.

      lynn linton
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Reliable, beautiful, attracts bees and butterflies, great in shade or sun. Once established, shoulder high and gorgeous.

      Mary Braun
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Grows very well and fast. Flowers a beautiful blue, foliage works very well in arrangements. Can't wait to have more.

      Margaret Carter
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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