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Caryopteris incana Sunshine Blue® II ('SMNCVH')

Sunshine Blue® II Bluebeard: Patent PP28,093

  • »  Heat & drought tolerant
  • »  Colorful all season
  • »  Very hardy
  • »  Attracts pollinators
  • »  Tolerant of cold climates

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Sunshine Blue II is a new, improved variety of the classic Sunshine Blue, but it's much more tolerant of cold climates. If you've had trouble with bluebeard surviving winter in your area in the past, now's your chance to enjoy the vivid gold foliage and blue blooms of this late blooming favorite. An excellent plant for attracting pollinators!

Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Cold Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Supports Bees
Flower Color
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Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Caryopteris incana Sunshine Blue® II

Plant bluebeard in full sun and well-drained soil. Though Sunshine Blue II tolerates colder conditions than other caryopteris, it will do best if you avoid planting it in spots where the soil is cold or wet in winter and early spring. Cut back hard in spring, after the new growth emerges. Avoid late season planting in coldest parts of its hardiness range.