Bluebeard – Grand Bleu™, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Grand Bleu’, is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers, which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. It works well in large containers or in the landscape. This woody perennial forms a uniform, rounded mound of glossy, deep green foliage that is topped by deep intense blue-purple flowers from midsummer until the first frost. It is especially valuable because it looks its best when many other perennials are done for the season! Grand Bleu Bluebeard grows best in full sun and loose, loamy, well-drained soil. It is very tolerant of heat and drought and will not survive in wet, soggy soil. Its flowers are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. Use in perennial borders, shrub borders, or Grand Blue is very effective in large groups or massed. If you need a low hedge, this is the shrub for you!.
Blue Blooms in Late SummerThe Arthur J. Simmonds Bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Arthur J. Simmonds’, is perhaps the hardiest of bluebeards! It displays powdery light blue flowers that are produced in late summer when few other shrubs bloom. It matures to 1′-2′ with a spread of 2′-3′ in full sun.This wonderful specimen is also often referred to as a “Blue Mist Spirea.” It makes a shapely rounded bush, and its light colored lance-shaped leaves visually blur with the blue of the flowers. Before flowering, Arthur J. Simmonds makes a fine foliaged, formal shape that combines well with golden grasses.This is a relatively small shrub that will die back to the ground during the winter. It is suggested that this bluebeard be cut back to the ground to enhance production of new wood on which the flowers will be borne.* Fall Bloom!* Blue Blooms Late in Summer* Compact Plant* Full Sun.
The Bluebeard ‘Blue Mist’, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Blue Mist’, also known as Bluebeard and Blue-Mist Spirea,is an attractive compact, mounding shrub with fragrant powder blue blooms. It has a long blooming season.This plant creates a wonderful border for perennial beds, or use along walks and entryways. Place in full sun. Moderate grower to 2½ feet tall, 2 feet wide on average.
Swells of Ocean-blue Flowers All Summer and Fall!You definitely want to catch this wave! Sapphire Surf Bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Blauer Splatz’) is a bright new introduction from First Edition Plants that will turn your garden on its head this year!Sapphire Surf requires very little care for it to produce its striking purple-blue flowers from top to bottom in late summer and throughout fall when there are very few other plants blooming. It is very compact and looks fantastic when massed. Plant it in place of fickle lavender for equally beautiful borders and paths. Groups of Sapphire Surf tucked into a border of yellow or pink flowers creates a stunning summer display that you – and you neighbors – won’t soon forget.In spring, cut your Sapphire Surf down to the ground and watch it shoot up new growth each year. It blooms on the new growth so this pruning makes it stronger every year. It will totally liven up your garden – not just with its cowabunga color and flowers, but because it attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects by droves!A truly beautiful plant, Sapphire Surf will thrill you in your border, in pots or in perennial beds. Low maintenance, deer-resistant and beautiful. What more could you ask for in a garden flower! You will love this plant. Order yours from us today!* Bountiful blue flowers in the fall* Super easy care* Great in containers.
Bluebeard Dark Knight Brings Color and Fragrance to Your GardenBluebeard Dark Knight adds deep blue color and pleasant fragrance to your garden. Compact though prolific, this Bluebeard Dark Knight layers well in larger gardens and creates dramatic solo effects in smaller urban spaces such as rooftop, small yard, or courtyard gardens. Plant a row to draw attention to a bank of color or plant in a cluster to draw attention to a central focal point. Regardless of how and where you choose to place your Bluebeard, you’ll find it attracts attention from butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects as well, making it an excellent choice for butterfly/pollinator garden designs. Blooming in late summer when many other flowering plants have receded, this sturdy deciduous shrub dies back during the winter but returns year after year, making it an excellent long-term investment. Pruning in early spring promotes blooms and longevity.Make Bluebeard Dark Knight a welcome addition to your garden and create a summer wildlife attraction. Order today to promote healthy pollination throughout the season.* Drought Tolerant* Small, Mounding shrub * Mid-summer Flowers .
Late-Season Flower and Foliage ColorSunshine Blue Bluebeard is a flowering shrub. These would be wonderful as container plants for your patio, or make a striking border for one of your garden beds. If you have a slope in your landscape, planting Bluebeard en masse would create a spectacular effect. Your Sunshine Blue Bluebeard features delicate, blue flowers that rise out and above the foliage, their airy nature an almost ethereal appearance for your landscape. The tiny, blue tufts of floral perfection are held aloft on stems strong enough to hold them erect as they sway on the breezes. The blue flowers are especially eye-catching amid the yellow-tinted foliage, and will be adored by your yard’s butterflies. Both the flowers and foliage has a pleasing scent and will continue their fabulous show from late summer and into fall.Sunshine Blue Bluebeard will grow to 3 feet tall with an equal spread. It’s a fast-growing, vigorous shrub and drought tolerant once established. Sunshine Blue has an upright, compact nature and is a stronger plant than some other Bluebeard varieties. It can be left to grow naturally, but doesn’t mind if you chose to prune it back to encourage new growth. Deer tend to pass it by, and it will be a relatively carefree plant for your yard.A Proven Winners selection, Sunshine Blue Bluebeard is valued by many gardeners for its late-season color and blue/yellow contrast. You’re sure to love it too!* Last-season flowers and foliage color * Amazing scent * Attracts butterflies * Fast growing.
Small Shrub with Late Season ColorPetit Bleu Bluebeard is a tiny, deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal. These look wonderful in a mixed border, a perennial bed or as part of a wildlife garden. You could also effectively use a few as container plants on your patio. Your Petit Bleu Bluebeard is a Proven Winners selection, and it’s easy to understand why it’s such a popular choice. When many of your summer flowers have begun their decline, Petit Bleu Bluebeard will be ready to being its show. From late summer and into fall, this delicate, little shrub will be an asset to not only the ornamental appeal of your yard, but also to the butterflies and other pollinators seeking a late season treat. Clusters of petite, blue flowers amid tall stalks will rise up above the vibrant green of the glossy, mounded foliage. Even the foliage itself is of interest, and a light brush of your hand will release its aromatic appeal.Petit Bleu Bluebeard will grow to about 30-inches tall with a 24-inch spread. It has a compact, tight growth habit, and does best in loose, well-drained soils. Petit Bleu is drought-tolerant once established and deer resistant. It has no significant disease or insect issues to be concerned with. It will grow beautifully in its natural state, but doesn’t mind pruning if you’d like to take a hand in its shaping. Petit Bleu Bluebeard certainly gives a lot back for the small amount of space and time it requires. With Petit Bleu, you’ll get a great return on your investment!* Late season bloom * Aromatic foliage * Wildlife interest * Hardy.
So Many Blooms, It’s Like a Ball of Blue!Beyond Midnight Bluebeard is a lovely shrub, with a rounded nature and deep green coloring. However its true value is seen as the season progresses. Long stems shoot up above the glossy, dark-green foliage in late summer, clothed in a multitude of delicate, deep-blue blossoms. The shrub is so populated with the long wands of dark blue color that it has the effect of turning the vibrant green shrub into a veritable “ball of blue” in the landscape. The remarkable flowers last into fall, providing a lively show at a time when other plants are fading. Beyond Midnight isn’t just a pretty face however. It’s also beloved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds who are sure to appreciate its presence in your yard, and the late season nourishment it provides. Your Beyond Midnight Bluebeard, aryopteris x clandonensis ‘CT-9-12’, is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that will grow about 30 inches tall with a 36 inch spread. It has a compact form and dense nature. Beyond Midnight is adaptive to a variety of soils, salt tolerant and drought resistant once established. Even though wildlife love it, destructive deer will pass it by. Beyond Midnight Bluebeard would look great in a mixed border, or when used as a bright accent in your perennial bed. Beyond Midnight is even small and hardy enough to use in containers, where its versatile nature is even more pronounced as you can easily move them from patio to pool-side. Attractive blue flowers on a robust, hardy shrub makes Beyond Midnight Bluebeard a prime pick for your yard this year.* Fragrant, Blue flowers* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Works well in containers* Works well as cut flower.
Bright Blooms and Fantastic Foliage!It’s always nice when you don’t have to choose between striking foliage and luscious blooms. Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard (‘Janice’ PP 22,160) has both! A Proven Winners Color Choice selection, this new caryopteris variety is a garden stunner for sure.Even though Lil Miss Sunshine is shaped like a classic bluebeard, the foliage is a shocking yellow/green that commands attention from across the yard and makes the sky blue blossoms practically crackle. If you want to make a garden statement, plant these in mass in your perennial beds and watch the traffic stop. On top of the color show, your summer garden will be set in motion by the butterflies and bees that can’t get enough of the flowers.The leaves are aromatic making Lil Miss Sunshine deer resistant. They are also drought tolerant and will come back year after year. (In cold winter zones they die to the ground. In warm winter areas they retain their top growth like a shrub. Either way, a prune to the ground in spring will give you a shock of new growth every year.)Plant this beauty with deep scarlets and purples or in front of dark green evergreens for a truly great look. Let Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard shine in your garden this year. You’ll be glad you did.* Amazing colored foliage * Long lasting flowers * Butterfly and bee magnet.