'Dark Knight' Bluebeard
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Bluebeard. Shrub-covering bouquet of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers!
Black Knight 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. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Foliage is aromatic when brushed with a hand. Oval to lance-shaped, dull green leaves/silver below.
Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
- Light: Full Sun
- Water: Average
- Fertilizer: Apply before new growth in spring
- Height: 18-24 inches
- Spacing: 18-24 inches