very difficult in clay soil. find a high spot for better drainage. extraordinary color combination of chartreuse foliage & cornflower blue flowers! self-seeds a bit, but never invasive. HATES wet feet. Bees go bonkers for blooms. Flowers when others are winding down.
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 - 11
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.
My Current Zone
Amethyst blue flowers in late summer and fall contrast with the bright yellow foliage. Season long color. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant once established.Fragrant FoliageDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:30 - 42 InchesSpread:30 - 36 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 SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Late FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Excellent for mixed borders or perennial gardens. Adds a splash of bright color to any garden.Maintenance Notes:
Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be over-saturated. Prune in spring down to where new growth is sprouting. In Northern regions' this plant will die back to the ground though the roots are hardy. In the South, cut back if needed. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.
If you like bright, bold color, this is the plant for you! Bright yellow foliage contrasts with the rich amethyst blue flowers for an outstanding late summer display.Sunshine Blue® Caryopteris incana 'Jason' USPPAF, Can 2,316
lacewing, Indiana, United States, 6 years ago
LOVE this shrub - flowy form if unpruned, golden chartreuse leaves, blue flower spires in early fall, no extra irrigation given... it is a winner in my book!Anni J, Idaho, United States, 7 years ago
This plant grew well and bloomed nicely the year I planted it. It ended up being about 24" and nicely filled out. Over winter, I mulched it well and the weather was so mild it never died back. It started leafing out early in the warm March, got hit by a freeze and STILL came back and then one side of the plant died and then the other. That was it, it was dead for no apparent reason. Upon pulling it out, the roots were well established. I do have seedlings so they may do something but they are not growing too fast so I doubt they will mature enough to bloom this year. A disappointment as the foliage and size were nice.Kim, Indiana, United States, 7 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Oklahoma, United States, 8 years ago
Outstanding all round performance from spring through fall.Great as a specimen and in landscape groups.albert smith, British Columbia, Canada, 8 years ago
Beautiful!Marilyn B. Grua, Kentucky, United States, 8 years ago
Russell Studebaker, New Hampshire, United States, 8 years ago
This wonderful shrub is in full bloom in September in western NY. It has bloomed in a partial sunny location and the honey bees love it -- a beautiful blue!CB, New York, United States, 8 years ago
did not know tha ti would take the spot light from my other plants.vanessa prince, South Carolina, United States, 8 years ago
Bought 5 plants at a local nursery. It was in the fall, they looked terrible. I planted them hoping they would survive. To much of a suprise they are growing like mad....beautiful!!!!!!!!Sherri Nall, Indiana, United States, 8 years ago