Zenobia pulverulenta 'Blue Sky'

Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Blue Sky’

Dusty zenobia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Zenobia pulverulenta 'Blue Sky'
  • Common name: Dusty zenobia
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Dusty zenobia is a beautiful semi-evergreen shrub bearing large, aniseed-scented, bell-shaped flowers, which resemble lily of the valley. The leaves emerge green and mature to a dusty whitish blue. Native to the open woodlands of the North American east coast, it thrives in acid soils in full sun to partial shade.

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Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Blue Skies’ has gorgeous silvery-blue young leaves, which mature to green-blue. These are complemented by bell-shaped, pure-white flowers in early to mid-summer.

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For best results grow Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Blue Skies’ in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in a sheltered spot in full sun to partial shade. Not fully hardy, it may need protection in winter, particularly from cold winds.

How to grow Zenobia 'Blue Sky'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Zenobia 'Blue Sky' and wildlife

Zenobia 'Blue Sky' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Zenobia 'Blue Sky' poisonous?

Zenobia 'Blue Sky' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People