Illinois' Best


Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'

Wonderful soft-blue color for the late-summer garden

Bluebeard, like butterfly bush, can be successfully grown in our region if it is treated as an herbaceous perennial. It is a nice, low-growing plant with very attractive silvery foliage, attaining heights of only about 3'. Airy blue flowers appear in late summer, a time when there is little color in the garden. Click on the cultivar icon to see some of our favorites. Use bluebeard in the perennial or shrub border. 

Caryopteris × clandonensis
Bluebeard
Family: Vervain (Verbenaceae)
Type: Deciduous tree/shrub

Mature Size:
2-3 feet

Shape:
mounded
  Flower Color:
blue
  Bloom Season:
July-August
September-October
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
4-8
attracts butterflies
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
specimen plant
Search Cultivars Photos Care Plant List Zone Map Chicago Botanic Garden

Copyright © Chicago Botanic Garden
With the support of the North Suburban Library System and the Illinois State Library,
funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, 1998.