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Plantidote of the day 2011-09-24

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caryopteris incana "sunshine blue"

bluebeard, blue mist shrub

What a great little sub shrub! Bluebeard is an easy to grow, drought tolerant, deer proof, bee and butterfly attracting shrub. (z.5-9) If you don't like the yellow foliage, it also comes in gray. The only negative thing I could find is that its botanical nomenclature is unappealing (IMHO) Caryopteris is from the Greek: karyon (nut) and pteron (wing) :)

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Submitted by insanelysane on

Another nice thing about this little shrub, will re-bloom if you clip back after first flush of bloom. I can get 2 or 3 bloom cycles in a season! What's not to love?