Beautiful shrub with vivid color, bees love it, too.
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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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 InterestDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 30 InchesSpacing:32 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-PurpleFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:YellowHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:LandscapeUses 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
Patricia Williams, Ohio, United States, 4 years ago
Beautiful shrub with vivid color, bees love it, too.Patricia Williams, Ohio, United States, 4 years ago
Mike Bond, New York, United States, 8 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, 8 years ago
This plant is an excellent value. Reliable, nearly carefree, with a unique color. Love it!Hilary duDomaine, Ohio, United States, 8 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, 8 years ago
Reliable, beautiful, attracts bees and butterflies, great in shade or sun. Once established, shoulder high and gorgeous.Mary Braun, Missouri, United States, 8 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, 8 years ago