- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Height 2-2.5 Feet Tall
- Spread 2-2.5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
The foliage and blooms of the Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard makes this a garden favorite! Beginning in the spring, vivid gold foliage appears. The generous bloom season beginning in late summer and lasting through mid-autumn brings beautiful, petite blue booms. Adding to its favorability, the Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard is drought tolerant and resistant to deer all while attracting pollinators bringing your garden to life.
The Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard offers color for seasons. It has a gold foliage that appears in the spring, and its flowering season beings in the late summer persisting through mid-autumn. This plant reaches a size of twenty-four to thirty inches and has a spread of twenty-four to thirty inches. Use the Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard to brighten your landscape, it works well as a border plant, and makes a beautiful focal point.
Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard Care
To care for the Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard, start by planting in full sun for best results. This plant has average water needs. Once it is established, this plant is drought tolerant. Be sure to plant in well drained soil. Fertilize in the spring with controlled release fertilizer.
Prune Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard by cutting back hard. Pruning should take place in the spring after new growth can be seen. Keep in mind in colder states die back is common. For exceptionally cold winters this plant may die back to the ground.
Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard Spacing
When planting, spacing for the Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard should be at minimum 32 inches to support border planting. For focal point planting, spacing can be up to 36 inches, center on center. Proper spacing will ensure the health of your plant!
Lil Miss Sunshine Bluebeard Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): Blue to Purple|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Yellow|
|Light Exposure: Sun|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Height: 2-2.5 Feet|
|Spread: 2-2.5 Feet|
|Spacing: 2.5-3 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Lil Miss Sunshine® Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice' USPP 22,160|
|Common Name: Lil Miss Sunshine® Bluebeard|
|Other Name(s): Blue Spirea; Blue Mist|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Features: Fall Interest|
|Attracts: Hummbingbirds, Butterflies & Bees|
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