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Caryopteris Dark Knight

Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Item # 26657

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If you're looking for a late summer stunner look no further - 'Dark Knight' is here to save the day! Airy clusters of azure blooms rise on sturdy stems to bask in the warm summer sun and add a sweet perfume to the air. The rare blue-purple hue is attractive to humans as well as to countless bees and butterflies who will flock to the light purple blooms and sweet fragrance. 'Dark Knight' is compact shrub which is suitable beds, borders, and spacious patio planters. This bluebeard is easy to grow and can even tolerate mild drought once established. It thrives in full sun and moist, well drained soil and pairs nicely with coneflowers, Shasta daisies, and Rudbeckia. Add this plant to your collection for blooms that are guaranteed to impress. 'Dark Knight' is the hero your garden deserves!

Review Summary
(Based on 2 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Fast growing, pretty shrub
Ashley N. from MD wrote on August 24, 2019:

I planted this shrub at the end of May in a partly sunny spot to replace a hibiscus that was getting eaten. I’ve been watering it periodically. Two months later it has quadrupled in size and is covered in blooms. The flowers are beginning to open. Hoping the butterflies will find it. The bees already have. Very pretty narrow leaves on flowing branches covered in delicate little clusters of bluish purple flowers. Nice late season color in the garden.

Stood up to tough conditions
Gret from VA wrote on July 24, 2019:

Okay, I am cheap. I ordered enough plants for a 17 x 22 foot bed after Memorial Day just to save $. They arrived in our first heat wave, then weeks without rain, but high humidity. Careful watering (I am cheap with that too), and they made it through mid-July's 95 degree-plus days. They have grown up and out, and even have had a few lovely blooms attracting butterflies. I researched these with the website from Missouri Botanical Gardens, and recommend that website to gardeners who are as cheap as I am. The right plants for the right location saves money too!