Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Caryopteris (kar-ee-OP-ter-iss) (Info)
Species: divaricata (dy-vair-ih-KAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Broomfield, Colorado

Maben, Mississippi

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Mc Kees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 30, 2009, SuzanneRB from Blue Bell, PA wrote:

I bought this plant a few years ago at a 'community day' plant sale - what a terrific find!!
Easy to grow , propgates self from root shoots, lovely light greyish leaves, medium blue flowers in late summer/early.

Neutral

On Sep 14, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

As with other species, C. divaricata may be grown as an herbaceouso perennial in colder climates. Not as common as Caryopteris x clandonensis, this cultivar sports very dark blue flowers in late summer.