Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Bluebeard

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
  • Common name: Bluebeard
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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