Spirea 'Heavenly Blue' - ShrubCaryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'
Blue Mist Spirea 'Heavenly Blue' (Caryopteris Clandonensis) has elegant blue flowers that bloom from August to October.The name of this plant comes, of course, from the innumerable flowers in the deepest darkest blue. The leaves are very aromatic and turn a fine colour in autumn. Height supplied 20-25 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreDo make sure that the Caryopteris clandonensis root ball is soaked well prior to planting. Dig a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant your Bluebeard at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately. Bluebeard will thrive in a permeable, fertile soil in the garden. Plant the bush in a sunny spot.
Bluebeard and other plantsBluebeard will thrive in a sunny spot in fairly dry soil. Will look lovely in a sunny border together with other late summer and autumn flowering plants like butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) and dahlias. Bluebeard is also a great plant for a large planter on the patio or decking - perhaps together with a deliciously scented jasmine (Jasminium officinale).
Show moreCut all young Caryopteris twigs hard back in the spring. Bluebeards can suffer from frost damage, during a severe frost protect your Caryopteris with a mulch of leaf litter, or straw. The bush soon regrows from the roots. Because the beard flower flowers on year-old wood, after a spring pruning it will still flower that year. Dead twigs and branches should be cut out entirely in the spring.
A too marshy position will not be tolerated, especially in the winter. If you are growing your Caryopteris clandonensis in a pretty planter you must ensure good drainage at all times.
Show moreThese flowers attract lots of insects which is why bluebeard is a must for growing in a natural garden. The flowers rather resemble the better known spirea and is sometimes actually called blue spirea.
- Extra information
Latin name Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Blue Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowering period August - October Growing height 100 - 120 cm Planting distance 80 - 100 cm