Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Plant details

Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' is a fetching shrub, bearing eye-catching deep blue flowers in autumn. It forms a mound of slightly toothed, grey-green leaves with silver hairs on the undersides. It's perfect for growing in containers or towards the front of a sunny border. Its flowers are a magnet for bees.

Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' in well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun. Prune plants hard after flowering to enjoy the best show of flowers the following spring.

Family: Verbenaceae

Genus: Caryopteris

Species: clandonensis

Cultivar: Dark Knight

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Reader reviews

Jennifer Chippindall

I bought this in September and as it was in a small pot re-potted it for the winter. It does not look very happy! Another review of this plant logs that it is tempremental. Hopefully it will recover in spring?

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