'Longwood Blue' Bluebeard

Item #46425


A superb cut flower, but also useful as a low hedge or accent plant

Rich blue blooms begin in midsummer and continue into fall.

Butterflies love the new 'Longwood Blue' Bluebeard Mist Shrub, and so will you! This compact Bluebeard offers a longer season of bloom, lovely silvery foliage to complement the rich blue flowers, and an evenly upright, tidy habit.

Developed at the renowned Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, 'Longwood Blue' Bluebeard is an improvement over older Blue Mist Shrubs in length of bloom season, habit, and color intensity. In bloom from midsummer well into fall (with the heaviest blooms early in the season), this shrub has enough color to spare for indoor arrangements as well as garden beauty!

Two to four feet tall and wide, 'Longwood Blue' Bluebeard makes a big impact in any size space. You will especially appreciate its late-summer and early-fall blooms, which stand out when most other plants in the garden have finished for the season or are in that "in between seasons" stage, not showing much color.

Hardy in zones 5 to 9, 'Longwood Blue' Bluebear asks only for full sun and well-drained soil in the northern zones; give it partial shade in southern climes.


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Genus Caryopteris
Species x clandonensis
Variety 'Longwood Blue'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 24 in - 4 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Blue
Foliage Color Light Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 24, 2018

My second order of this plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We have loved the Longwood Blues. Planted in horrible dry clay soil around a foundation and the 3 plants have thrived. Tall and beautiful. Only watering once a week. Just received 2 additional Longwood Blue plants to be planted this autumn and the plants are strong, healthy, and packed with bountiful root balls. Look forward to adding them to the foundation plantings. Thank you.

Rieke family from TN
March 11, 2013

Longwood Blue

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted five of these in Strawberry, AZ, which gets snow and down to -8 in winter at times. They were beautiful plants that took very little care once established. We had droughts and they were drought tolerant. Will definitely try these again in Nevada.

Deb from AZ
January 26, 2012

Longwood Blue Caryopteris

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Great plant to grow in Georgia, north of Atlanta. Never sick or sorry, tolerated the dry weather and red clay. Beautiful blue added to the landscape.

Kay from GA

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