Caryopteris

Caryopteris

Plant Caryopteris in average to loamy, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. They are best started on the dry side and prefer to grow relatively dry, especially while dormant, and in colder zones they are best planted early so they get established before winter. Treat the shrubby varieties as herbaceous perennials and cut them back to about a foot tall in early spring to encourage compact, uniform growth. Plants often self sow and are easy to root from softwood cuttings. In warmer climates and in fertile soil plants can be rampant and should still be trimmed back and shaped regularly to keep them looking attractive, plus shaping them a bit after the first set of blooms fade can encourage them to re-bloom.

Specifications

  • Common Name: Blue Beard
  • Zone: 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall
  • Growth: 24-48 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Average