Sunshine blue bluebeard

Caryopteris incana 'Jason'

Caryopteris incana
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Sunshine blue bluebeard (Caryopteris incana 'Jason')
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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.

Overview

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
Type
Shrubs

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