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Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Janice’ Lil’ Miss Sunshine® (Bluebeard)

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Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Janice’ (Bluebeard) is a small, deciduous shrub of upright and compact habit with a long season of interest. In spring, its bright gold foliage emerges, adding sparkle to the garden. From late summer to mid-fall, abundant rich blue flowers are on display to the delight of butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. They make a lovely contrast with the sunny 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 bold color to the sunny perennial borders or shrub borders. Perfect for small gardens and containers.

  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall and wide (60-75 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, and butterfly gardens.
  • Attracts butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects but is deer and rabbit 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 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 Bluebird, Blue Beard
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
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, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Caryopteris x clandonensis Sapphire Surf™ (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris x clandonensis Beyond Midnight® (Bluebeard)
Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’ Sunshine Blue® (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 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 Bluebird, Blue Beard
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
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, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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