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Plant Details

Bluebeard Petit Bleu™

Caryopteris x clandonensis

Proven WinnersBluebeardPetit Bleu™


Flowers in late summer through autumn, attracts butterflies. Resistant to deer browsing. Drought resistant once established.

Planting Tips

Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be oversaturated. Prefers medium moisture. Prune in late fall or early spring. In Northern states, this plant will dieback to the ground though 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 rates of application. Deciduous shrub, dieback in Northern states is likely. Hardy to -20^F.


The best Caryopteris weve seen! Tight, compact growth with excellent branching. Dark green glossy foliage. Deep blue flowers are richer than other Caryopteris varieties, and will attract butterflies to the late summer garden. Enjoy the rare blue color from late summer to fall. Perfect for use in the mixed border or perennial beds. May also be planted as part of a wildlife garden. Compact Caryopteris for landscape use. Perfect for perennial beds or fall plantings. Unusual blue flowers contrast nicely with many popular fall flowers.

This plant is available at your local garden center.

Zone5 thru 11
CategoriesProven Winners, Attracts Wildlife, Deer and Wildlife Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Shrubs, sun garden favorite
Bloom ColorBlue-Purple
LightFull sun
Height24 to 30 inches
Spacing36 to 48 inches
Resists DeerYes
Resist Droughty
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