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Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’ Sunshine Blue® (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris incana 'Jason' PPAF, CBR#2316

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Caryopteris incana 'Jason' Sunshine Blue®, Bluebeard 'Jason', Bluebeard 'Sunshine Blue®', Blue Spiraea 'Jason', Blue Spiraea 'Sunshine Blue®', Blue Flowers, Blue Spiraea
Caryopteris incana 'Jason' Sunshine Blue®, Bluebeard 'Jason', Bluebeard 'Sunshine Blue®', Blue Spiraea 'Jason', Blue Spiraea 'Sunshine Blue®', Blue Flowers, Blue Spiraea

Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’ Sunshine Blue® (Bluebeard) is a small, deciduous shrub of upright and compact habit with fragrant amethyst blue flowers from late summer to early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, the eye-catching flowers contrast nicely with the bright golden-yellow foliage of ovate, coarsely toothed, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub adds a splash of bright color to the sunny perennial or shrub borders.

  • Grows up to 30-36 in. tall and wide (75-90 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice for perennial borders, shrub borders, butterfly gardens.
  • Attracts butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects but is deer resistant.
  • Virtually pest free. Watch for capsid bug
  • Very little maintenance is needed. Prune stems back hard in late winter to early spring to promote vigorous new stem growth.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Caryopteris
Common names Blue Beard, Bluebeard
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 40"
(80cm - 100cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Caryopteris x clandonensis Sapphire Surf™ (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis Beyond Midnight® (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Janice’ Lil’ Miss Sunshine® (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Minbleu’ Petit Bleu™ (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘First Choice’ (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘White Surprise’ (Bluebeard)

Recommended Companion Plants

Cleome hassleriana ‘Rose Queen’ (Spider Flower)
Knautia macedonica (Macedonian Scabious)
Agapanthus (African Lily)
Sedum (Stonecrop)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Caryopteris
Common names Blue Beard, Bluebeard
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 40"
(80cm - 100cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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