Caryopteris – Lil Miss Sunshine® – Bluebeard – Caryopteris x clandonensis
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
This plant requires very little care. Prune in spring, only after the new growth has begun to appear. Cut back hard for best results; in Northern areas it may die completely to the ground. Tip die back is common after cold winters. The plant blooms on the current season's growth so will flower even if cut to the ground in spring. It does require well drained soil. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring.
Needs Good Drainage
This compact plant is good for smaller landscapes and beds. Excellent as part of the mixed border or in the perennial bed, it adds a shot of bold color to the late summer garden.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Landscape