Caryopteris, Dark Knight
Dark Knight (also commonly called blue spirea, blue mist, or bluebeard) 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. ‘Dark Knight’ features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers in large clusters from late summer into fall. Ovate to lance-shaped, dull green leaves (to 1.5″ long) are silvery below. Foliage is aromatic when brushed with a hand. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects.
Common Name: Dark Knight Caryopteris
Scientific Name: Caryopteris clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’
Type: Perennial, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun – Partial Shade
Size: 2-3″ height, 2-3″ spread
Bloom Color: Dark Purple
Bloom Period: Summer – Fall
Foliage Color: Gray / Green
Landscape Use: Garden Pond, Landscape Beds, Outdoor Living Areas, Perennial Garden, Small Groups, Woodland Border, Butterfly/Cottage Garden
Growth Rate: Fast
Zone: 5 – 9
Companion Plants: Dwarf Burning Bush, Boxwood, Roses, Purple Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Ornamental Grasses. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
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