- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Height 2-3 Feet Tall
- Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
The Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard is a more winter hardy version! It comes with all loved features you're expecting from its gold foliage and its blue blooms. This Bluebeard attracts pollinators and is tolerant of all climates. Adding to its charm, it is drought tolerant and easy to care for.
The Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard has a gorgeous yellow-gold foliage that makes a perfect pair with its blue blooms. Bloom season begins in the late summer and last through fall. It has a spread of 24”-36” inches and a height of 24”-36” inches. This updated version can be planted and thrive in colder climates. IT does well with mass planting in landscapes. Plant as a border plant, for ground cover, or as a border plant.
Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard Care
Plant this bluebeard in full sun and ensure it receives at minimum 6 hours of sun a day. Soil should be well drained and moist. It is adaptable to other soils with different PH levels. Fertilizer should be slow release and applied in the spring. The Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard has low water needs and is drought tolerant once established. Cut back hard in spring once new growth emerges. Late season planting is not recommended.
Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard Spacing
When planting in proximity such as groundcover and mass planting, be sure to utilize proper spacing for the health of your plant. The Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard should be planted 24”-36” inches, center on center.
Interesting Fact(s) - Caryopteris is also sometimes called "blue mist spirea," even though it is not related to spirea at all.
Sunshine Blue II Bluebeard Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Summer to Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Yellow|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 2-3 Feet|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2-3 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Sunshine Blue® II Caryopteris incana 'SMNCVH' USPP 28,093|
|Common Name: Sunshine Blue® II Bluebeard|
|Other Name(s): Common Bluebeard; Blue Spiraea|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Features: Heat Tolerant; Fall Interest; Foliage Interest; Deadheading Not Necessary|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.