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Caryopteris incana 'Jason' (Sunshine blue bluebeard)

Caryopteris incana 'Jason' Caryopteris incana Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Caryopteris incana 'Jason' kare-ee-OP-ter-iss in-KAY-nah Common Name: Sunshine blue bluebeard Synonyms: C. mastacanthus Genus: Caryopteris
'Jason' has bright yellow-green foliage with rich amethyst blue flowers in late summer and fall. It's a vigorous grower for a mixed border or mass planting in sunny areas.
Noteworthy characteristics: Improvement over Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'.
Care: Grow in well-drained, loose soil that is not overly rich. Tolerates moderately dry conditions. Might die back to the ground in northern zones, but this will not affect flowering, since blooms form on new growth.
Propagation: Separate rooted stems from parent plant and transplant in early spring. Root softwood cuttings in late spring, or greenwood cuttings in early summer.
Problems: Infrequent. Capsid bugs may affect leaves.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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