What goes well with Caryopteris?
Foliage is wonderfully aromatic when brushed with a hand. Goes well with: Aster, Abutilon, Agastache and Solidago (for Autumn). You can also think about Achillea, Artemisia, and some Anemone.
How do you care for Caryopteris Dark Knight?
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers loose loams. Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
What is Caryopteris Dark Knight?
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’ (bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’) is a fragrant shrub that bears intense purple blooms in late summer until frost. The number of blooms attract a variety of bees and butterflies. Caryopteris thrive in dry, full-sun growing conditions.
Is Caryopteris the same as spirea?
It is unfortunate that Caryopteris has the common name of Blue Spirea for it is not a Spiraea and it’s just plain confusing. Caryopteris is a fall flowering shrub with rich blue to purple-blue flowers. While it is hardy to USDA zone 5, it is typically a die-back shrub in the North, behaving much like a Buddleia.
Can Caryopteris be grown in pots?
Very resilient in the face of drought, cold and most diseases, caryopteris is a hardy ornamental plant. It also fares well when grown in pots, especially if it freezes strongly in your area and you can bring it in for shelter in winter.
Is caryopteris invasive?
Is The Caryopteris Invasive? Although this plant does not appear to be listed as invasive, the seeds are easily spread by wind, running water, birds, and animals.
Does Caryopteris spread?
When to plant Caryopteris X clandonensis Dark Knight?
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’ (Bluebeard) is a compact, deciduous shrub of rounded habit with a profusion of fragrant, deep blue-purple flowers in late summer and early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the dense foliage of dark green, lance-shaped, aromatic leaves.
Are there any problems with Caryopteris Dark Knight?
No serious insect or disease problems. Crowns may rot in wet, poorly-drained soils. Perennial borders. Shrub borders. Very effective in large groups or massed. Also effective as a low hedge. Valued for its late summer to fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom.
Can a Caryopteris grow in Zone 5?
Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. Roots are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5, but top growth is only reliably winter hardy to USDA Zone 7. Thus, stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.
What kind of flowers does the Dark Knight plant have?
‘Dark Knight’ features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers in terminal and axillary clusters (cymes) from late summer into fall. Ovate to lance-shaped, dull green leaves (to 1.5″ long) are silvery below. May be found sold under that name ‘Black Knight’. No serious insect or disease problems.