Grand Bleu® Bluebeard

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Grand spires and gorgeous mounds of green, the Grand Bleu® Bluebeard PP17837 (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris') is a low-growing, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers! Lasting until autumn, the powdery purple-blue flower spires are said to resemble clouds of lavender-blue smoke or mist. Giving rise to this plant's other common names - Blue Mist Bush, or Blue Spirea.

This woody perennial forms a uniform, rounded mound of glossy, deep green foliage that is topped by deep intense blue-purple flowers from midsummer until the first frost. This is a boon for your pollinators and migrating butterflies, by providing much-needed nectar and pollen at a time when few other plants are in flower!

Growing fast throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9, these Bluebeard shrubs act as perennials in colder winter climates but grow as deciduous shrubs in warmer, frost-free regions. Growing much like Salvia and Russian Sage, the airy blooms arrive late in the season, reaching 2-3 feet in height and width quickly!

Planting and Application:

Bluebeards flowers are very attractive to butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects, so it is a must-have for your Pollinator and hummingbird gardens! The flowers are gorgeous in cutting gardens for bouquets, and the airy soft color adds a lovely touch to your Cottage gardens! Mix with similar plants like Spirea, Chaste Trees, Crape Myrtle, and Butterfly Bushes! Or mix with other Bluebeard bushes like Grand Bleus® mini-version, Petit Bleu™!

Use in perennial borders as mid-sized accents, or as edging along the fronts of mixed shrub borders, Grand Bleu® is very effective in large groups, long low hedges, or massed! The drought and heat-resistant roots make these low-maintenance plants easy to grow in Rock Gardens and more Xeric settings.

Hard-to-mow slopes, embankments, and that hot stretch along the driveway or road suit these shrubs just fine! These flowering ornamentals are deer and rabbit-resistant, so there will be little worry anything will nibble on the herbal, aromatic leaves unless they are truly desperate.

Smaller properties and courtyards are not to be forgotten as Grand Bleu® works beautifully as a planter specimen! Fill a pair of urns on either side of your front steps, or line a poolside seating area in big potted Bluebeard where they will soak up the sun! Porch, patio, and balcony gardeners benefit from soothing late-season hues and easy-care Mediterranean style!

  • Mist-Like Purple Flower Spires
  • Soft Sage-Green Leaves
  • Aromatic Foliage & Fragrant Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies & Lovely Cut Flowers
  • Late-Season Bloom Time
  • Ideal Size For Containers & Planters
  • Great Focal Points, Front & Mid-Garden Accents, Low-Hedges & Massed

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Grand Bleu® Bluebeard grows best in full sun and loose, loamy, well-drained soil. These shrubs are very tolerant of heat and drought but will not survive in wet, soggy soil. Requiring moderate, regular moisture at first, Bluebeard can be very drought-tolerant once they are established! A 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch is a great idea to retain additional moisture and insulate the roots.

Bluebeards bloom on this year's wood (new growth) and can be hard-pruned to maintain their trim shape. In cold winter zones, Bluebeards die to the ground like an herbaceous, while in mild winter areas, they retain their top growth like a shrub. Either way, pruning back to the ground in spring will give you a shock of new growth every year.

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

If you need a low hedge, fragrance for your bouquets or butterfly garden, then this is the shrub for you! Order your own Grand Bleu® Bluebeard bushes at and begin enjoying these underutilized flowering shrubs in your landscape today!

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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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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Grand Bleu® Bluebeard Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Intense Blue-Purple
Foliage Dark green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes