Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

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Buy Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' bluebeard: Piercing, dark blue flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, light, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of piercing, slightly fluffy, dark blue flowers appear in August and September at intervals on long stems among pointed, aromatic, grey-green leaves. With its strongly upright habit, this lovely, dark blue form of bluebeard is perfect for the middle of a sunny shrub or mixed border. It is also a magnet for bees and butterflies and is drought-tolerant. Where temperatures fall below -15°C it's best grown against a warm, south or west-facing wall.

  • Garden care: In March prune all of the flowered stems back hard to the permanent framework. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant.

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Notes on Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

"Looks very becoming planted as a backdrop to low-growing architectural grasses or underplanted with summer bulbs such as galtonia and acidanthera"

Great plant

5

I am delighted with Crocus and my caryopsis as I can rely on crocus to always supply the best plants. I only buy from Crocus now as superior to any other nursery for healthy plants that thrive

Annie

South East

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Very pretty flowers and a gorgeous colour

5

Established well in the garden and flowered well

Gina

Swindon

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We love this plant

5

A very versatile plant

Frosty end

Somerset

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We love this plant

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We love this plant for it's versatility.

Frosty end

Somerset

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The cold weather took it away

4

I have tried growing this very beautiful plant a couple of times, more recently last year. It gives tremendous pleasure in its very noticeable glow of warm blue. I was hugely disappointed to find it had not made it through the winter. We live in a protected area facing south east and I don't think the temperature dropped to -15 which is the plant's stated limit. I intend to buy it again for this summer's enjoyment and to write myself a note to mulch it in a warm bed for next year's cold spell.

Alchemilla

east Wales

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This performed as advertised and has survived the winter

4

I have three such plants in a clump for late summer interest and beauty in the afternoon sun. I have them near my lavender group, which have usually finished by the time these come into flower. Unless I am mistaken, the leaves are fragrant if crushed.

NJAY

Hexham

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Amazing prolific flowers and strong appealing leaf scent

5

Used in a bed next to patio. Grew well in first year. Beautiful shade of blue and a find it hard to resist rubbing the leaves to smell them. One of my favourite plants.

Wellspring

Berkshire

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Lovely cut flower

5

Used at allotment plot entrance, made a lovely addition to a cut flower patch.

Chris

Bristol

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Beautiful blue

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Beautiful blue flowers that attract the bees. Light and best grouped together.

Composter

Thanet

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A magnet for bees

5

I've recently bought a number of these to perk up borders in autumn when many of my summer perennials are looking a bit drab. A neat little shrub covered in pretty blue flowers that are a magnet for bees. They made a 'beeline' for the shrubs as I planted them! The plants on offer at the moment (September/October) are a good size with a well-devloped root system.

Kirstie

Midlothian

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Is it still ok to be cutting back herbaceous perennials, Lavender and Caryopteris late in the year? Dear Crocus, I didn't have time to cut back to ground level all my herbaceous perennial plants and some shrubs in the autumn, due to work and family commitments. It's difficult to get out into the garden just now as I only have a little time at the weekend. Would it be too late for me to cut everything back still between now in December and the end of February e.g hardy Geraniums, Hostas,etc. and shrubs like Lavenders and Caryopteris? I really would appreciate your advice. Many thanks Pamela

Pamela Spiers

Hello Pamela, You can do the herbaceous perennials anytime between now and spring, but the Caryopteris and Lavenders should be tackled in spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Hi Helen, Thank you for your helpful information. The snow made the decision for me, it has lain for 4 weeks now. Kind Regards Pamela

Pamela Spiers

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