Late summer flowering - the butterflies' delight
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue', native to the foothills of the Himalayas, is a small shrub with an upright habit: grey-green lanceolate leaves, clusters of dark blue flowers forming in the leaf axils. Height: up to 1.5 m
Easy to grow, it goes well in lots of places! At the back of a rock garden with Artemisia, Verbena, in a low hedge, to decorate a bank, in a mixed border together with late summer flowering perennials (Solidago rugosa, Echinacea, Aster...) or under grasses with variegated foliage (Miscanthus Morning Light?, Miscanthus 'Cosmopolitan', Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'.
Grow in the sun in ordinary soil, which can be poor and dry.
Maintenance: prune the dried flower stems severely at the end of winter.
- 1 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 70 to 100cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: blue
- Flowering period: summer flowers