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Bluebeard Grand Bleu in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Grand Bleu'

 

Bluebeard 'Grand Bleu'

This is a small, deciduous shrub with grey-green leaves and produces clusters of blue flowers in late summer. There are several cultivars with flowers in shades of blue or white. If planted in colder climates, the stems can die back in winter, especially on heavy soils. They prefer well-drained, sandy soil in full sun anf the leaves have a fragrance like eucalyptus, especially when lightly bruised. 'Grand Bleu' has a delightfully rounded habit that forms a neat deciduous shrub in mixed borders. Perfect for adding a splash of late season colour.

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plant Features
  • Bluebeard Grand Bleu likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Bluebeard Grand Bleu likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Bluebeard Grand Bleu is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Bluebeard Grand Bleu likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Bluebeard 'Grand Bleu'

Latin name

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Grand Bleu'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Bluebeard Grand Bleu likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Bluebeard Grand Bleu is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Bluebeard Grand Bleu likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Bluebeard Grand Bleu likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Bluebeard Grand Bleu is 1.30meters x 0.90meters 1.30 M 0.90 M

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Grand Bleu'

This is a small, deciduous shrub with grey-green leaves and produces clusters of blue flowers in late summer. There are several cultivars with flowers in shades of blue or white. If planted in colder climates, the stems can die back in winter, especially on heavy soils. They prefer well-drained, sandy soil in full sun anf the leaves have a fragrance like eucalyptus, especially when lightly bruised. 'Grand Bleu' has a delightfully rounded habit that forms a neat deciduous shrub in mixed borders. Perfect for adding a splash of late season colour.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Plant in spring or autumn. Caryopteris flowers best and its leaves develop their lavender fragrance most powerfully when it is grown in an open, sunny position. It is best on light soil or where the ground is interlaced with the outreaching roots of other woody plants and therefore drains quickly after rain.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Caryopteris produces flowers at the end of shoots and in the leaf axils through late summer and into early autumn.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

These bushes are easily reproduced from cuttings taken in mid-summer. Use unflowered shoots and remove their slender tips and the lower leaves, making the cut immediately beneath a node. Dip the prepared cuttings in hormone rooting powder and set them in small pots containing a 50:50 mixture of soilless compost and Perlite. Then cover with a plastic bag and keep in a light position. In three to four weeks, successful rooting will be indicated by small buds breaking near the top. The rootlings should then each be given pots of their own and kept in a frame or under a cloche for planting out the following spring.

 
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