Late-Season Flower and Foliage ColorSunshine Blue Bluebeard is a flowering shrub. These would be wonderful as container plants for your patio, or make a striking border for one of your garden beds. If you have a slope in your landscape, planting Bluebeard en masse would create a spectacular effect. Your Sunshine Blue Bluebeard features delicate, blue flowers that rise out and above the foliage, their airy nature an almost ethereal appearance for your landscape. The tiny, blue tufts of floral perfection are held aloft on stems strong enough to hold them erect as they sway on the breezes. The blue flowers are especially eye-catching amid the yellow-tinted foliage, and will be adored by your yard’s butterflies. Both the flowers and foliage has a pleasing scent and will continue their fabulous show from late summer and into fall.Sunshine Blue Bluebeard will grow to 3 feet tall with an equal spread. It’s a fast-growing, vigorous shrub and drought tolerant once established. Sunshine Blue has an upright, compact nature and is a stronger plant than some other Bluebeard varieties. It can be left to grow naturally, but doesn’t mind if you chose to prune it back to encourage new growth. Deer tend to pass it by, and it will be a relatively carefree plant for your yard.A Proven Winners selection, Sunshine Blue Bluebeard is valued by many gardeners for its late-season color and blue/yellow contrast. You’re sure to love it too!* Last-season flowers and foliage color * Amazing scent * Attracts butterflies * Fast growing.
Small Shrub with Late Season ColorPetit Bleu Bluebeard is a tiny, deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal. These look wonderful in a mixed border, a perennial bed or as part of a wildlife garden. You could also effectively use a few as container plants on your patio. Your Petit Bleu Bluebeard is a Proven Winners selection, and it’s easy to understand why it’s such a popular choice. When many of your summer flowers have begun their decline, Petit Bleu Bluebeard will be ready to being its show. From late summer and into fall, this delicate, little shrub will be an asset to not only the ornamental appeal of your yard, but also to the butterflies and other pollinators seeking a late season treat. Clusters of petite, blue flowers amid tall stalks will rise up above the vibrant green of the glossy, mounded foliage. Even the foliage itself is of interest, and a light brush of your hand will release its aromatic appeal.Petit Bleu Bluebeard will grow to about 30-inches tall with a 24-inch spread. It has a compact, tight growth habit, and does best in loose, well-drained soils. Petit Bleu is drought-tolerant once established and deer resistant. It has no significant disease or insect issues to be concerned with. It will grow beautifully in its natural state, but doesn’t mind pruning if you’d like to take a hand in its shaping. Petit Bleu Bluebeard certainly gives a lot back for the small amount of space and time it requires. With Petit Bleu, you’ll get a great return on your investment!* Late season bloom * Aromatic foliage * Wildlife interest * Hardy.
So Many Blooms, It’s Like a Ball of Blue!Beyond Midnight Bluebeard is a lovely shrub, with a rounded nature and deep green coloring. However its true value is seen as the season progresses. Long stems shoot up above the glossy, dark-green foliage in late summer, clothed in a multitude of delicate, deep-blue blossoms. The shrub is so populated with the long wands of dark blue color that it has the effect of turning the vibrant green shrub into a veritable “ball of blue” in the landscape. The remarkable flowers last into fall, providing a lively show at a time when other plants are fading. Beyond Midnight isn’t just a pretty face however. It’s also beloved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds who are sure to appreciate its presence in your yard, and the late season nourishment it provides. Your Beyond Midnight Bluebeard, aryopteris x clandonensis ‘CT-9-12’, is a deciduous, ornamental shrub that will grow about 30 inches tall with a 36 inch spread. It has a compact form and dense nature. Beyond Midnight is adaptive to a variety of soils, salt tolerant and drought resistant once established. Even though wildlife love it, destructive deer will pass it by. Beyond Midnight Bluebeard would look great in a mixed border, or when used as a bright accent in your perennial bed. Beyond Midnight is even small and hardy enough to use in containers, where its versatile nature is even more pronounced as you can easily move them from patio to pool-side. Attractive blue flowers on a robust, hardy shrub makes Beyond Midnight Bluebeard a prime pick for your yard this year.* Fragrant, Blue flowers* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Works well in containers* Works well as cut flower.
Blue Blooms in Late SummerThe Arthur J. Simmonds Bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Arthur J. Simmonds’, is perhaps the hardiest of bluebeards! It displays powdery light blue flowers that are produced in late summer when few other shrubs bloom. It matures to 1′-2′ with a spread of 2′-3′ in full sun.This wonderful specimen is also often referred to as a “Blue Mist Spirea.” It makes a shapely rounded bush, and its light colored lance-shaped leaves visually blur with the blue of the flowers. Before flowering, Arthur J. Simmonds makes a fine foliaged, formal shape that combines well with golden grasses.This is a relatively small shrub that will die back to the ground during the winter. It is suggested that this bluebeard be cut back to the ground to enhance production of new wood on which the flowers will be borne.* Fall Bloom!* Blue Blooms Late in Summer* Compact Plant* Full Sun.
Bright Blooms and Fantastic Foliage!It’s always nice when you don’t have to choose between striking foliage and luscious blooms. Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard (‘Janice’ PP 22,160) has both! A Proven Winners Color Choice selection, this new caryopteris variety is a garden stunner for sure.Even though Lil Miss Sunshine is shaped like a classic bluebeard, the foliage is a shocking yellow/green that commands attention from across the yard and makes the sky blue blossoms practically crackle. If you want to make a garden statement, plant these in mass in your perennial beds and watch the traffic stop. On top of the color show, your summer garden will be set in motion by the butterflies and bees that can’t get enough of the flowers.The leaves are aromatic making Lil Miss Sunshine deer resistant. They are also drought tolerant and will come back year after year. (In cold winter zones they die to the ground. In warm winter areas they retain their top growth like a shrub. Either way, a prune to the ground in spring will give you a shock of new growth every year.)Plant this beauty with deep scarlets and purples or in front of dark green evergreens for a truly great look. Let Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard shine in your garden this year. You’ll be glad you did.* Amazing colored foliage * Long lasting flowers * Butterfly and bee magnet.