Proven Winners® Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard

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A gorgeous deep blue shrub, the Proven Winners® Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard PP#27426 ( Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT-9-12') is a lovely shrub, with a rounded nature and deep green coloring. However, its true value is seen as the season progresses. Long stems shoot up above the glossy, dark-green foliage in late summer, clothed in a multitude of delicate, deep-blue blossoms. The shrub is so populated with long wands of dark blue color that it has the effect of turning the vibrant green shrub into a veritable "ball of blue" in the landscape!

The remarkable flowers last into fall, providing a lively show at a time when other plants are fading. Beyond Midnight® isn't just a pretty face! It's also beloved by butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds who are sure to appreciate its presence in your yard and the late-season nourishment it provides.

Your ColorChoice® Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard is a deciduous, ornamental shrub with a compact form and dense nature. Even though wildlife love it, destructive deer and rabbits will pass it by. Growing throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9, these deeply saturated leaves and flowers grow just 2-3 feet tall and about 2 feet wide!

Planting and Application:

Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard would look great in a mixed border, or when used as a bright accent and facer planting along the front of your foundation hedges or an evergreen hedgerow. Line garden edges and pathways with these low-growing deeply-hued flowers! Line up a row of these marvelous plants to create a solid, low-growing hedge. They'll accent your walkways, sidewalks, and along your driveway, and help define your garden border.

Fantastic specimens and groupings for your Cottage Garden, and in your perennial border. Beyond Midnight® is even small and hardy enough to use in containers, where its versatile nature is even more pronounced as you can easily move them from the patio to the poolside!

Rock Gardens are ideal locations where these drought-tolerant shrubs thrive. Butterfly Gardens will benefit from Beyond Midnight® blooms. Pair with early blooming and mid-season bloomers to support your local pollinators. Plus you will have plenty of blooms to snip for indoor cut flower arrangements.

  • Fragrant Blue Flowers
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Aromatic Silvery Green Foliage
  • Works Well In Containers & As Cut Flowers
  • Versatile Landscape Use, Low Hedges, Edging & Facer Plants

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Beyond Midnight® is adaptable to full sun in all climates and partial shade in warmer growing zones. Growing best in a variety of soil, adapting to any as long as they are well-drained, while also remaining salt-tolerant and drought-tolerant once established. A 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch is a great idea to retain additional needed moisture.

Bluebeards bloom on this year's wood (new growth) and can be hard-pruned to maintain their trim shape. Growing as perennials in colder climates, leaving the foliage in place over winter to protect the crown from winter weather. In Zones 5 and 6, you can prune them back to the ground each spring before they start to grow. In Zones 7, 8, and 9, you can trim them back by half each year in early spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable To A Variety Of Well-Drained Soils
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Blooms On New Wood - Prune Early Spring
  • Deer & Pest-Resistant

Attractive blue flowers on a robust, hardy shrub make the Proven Winner® Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard bush a prime pick for your yard this year! Order these pollinator-friendly shrubs and enjoy them delivered to your doorstep from!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT-9-12'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Blue
Foliage Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes