Caryopteris – Lil Miss Sunshine® – Bluebeard – Caryopteris x clandonensis

Garden Height
24 - 30
32 - 36
24 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Blue, Purple
Light Level
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Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Drought Tolerant

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

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

Uses Notes

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

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape

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