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Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Summer Sorbet’
Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Summer Sorbet’
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Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Summer Sorbet’


USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.117.110

This selection forms a beautiful bushy mound of green leaves, boldly edged in bright yellow. Clusters of rich blue flowers are a dramatic contrast in late summer and are attractive to butterflies. Although actually a woody shrub, Bluebeard is usually cut back each spring to 6 inches and treated more like a perennial. Discovered by Peter van Delft at West End Nursery in the UK, as a sport of ‘Kew Blue'. USPP#15935: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Summer Sorbet’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.