Proven Winners® Lil Miss Sunshine® Bluebeard

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It's always nice when you don't have to choose between striking foliage and luscious blooms. Lil Miss Sunshine® Bluebeard PP 22,160 (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice') has both! A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® selection, this new Caryopteris variety is a garden stunner for sure!

Even though Lil Miss Sunshine® is shaped like a classic Bluebeard, the foliage is a shocking yellow-green that commands attention from across the yard and makes the sky-blue and purplish blossoms practically crackle! The colorful foliage and late summer-to-fall flowers more than compensate for their space-saving petite size!

The leaves are aromatic making Lil Miss Sunshine® beloved as pathway edging and in containers where you will frequently brush past it! The aromatic foliage also makes these shrubs deer-resistant. They are also drought tolerant and will return year after year throughout USDA planting zones 6 to 9.

Planting and Application:

If you want to make a garden statement, plant these in mass in your perennial beds and watch the traffic stop. On top of the color show, your summer garden will become set in motion by the butterflies and bees that can't get enough of the flowers!

Plant this beauty with deep scarlet and purple flowers, or among dark foliage plants for a power-color combo! Ideal for use in front of dark green evergreens of hedges or foundation plantings, the cheerful bright color makes for a truly great effect!

Of course, for your pots, mixed containers, and planters on sunny balconies, porches, and around seating areas or poolside sunny areas, the Bluebeard sets the mood and cools these hot sunny areas with its soothing blue hue!

Ideal beauties for the front of the garden bed, in the Cottage border, lighting up the mixed perennial garden, and tough enough for the Rock Garden, lining pathways, sidewalks, your driveway, or highlighting the mailbox are also fantastic uses for the cheerful Lil Miss Sunshine®!

  • Soothing Purple-Blue Flowers
  • Long-Lasting Late-Season Flowers
  • Amazing Colored Golden-Green Foliage
  • Butterfly & Bee Magnet!
  • Space-Saving Low Hedges, Edging & Facer Plants
  • Very Showy & Low-Maintenance When Used En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This Bluebeard has a compact, tight growth habit, and has the best color in full sun but also tolerates partial shade locations (especially in warmer climates). Requiring loose, well-drained soils and moderate, regular moisture, 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.

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

With no significant disease or insect issues, these are easy-to-grow shrubs, are low-maintenance, and deer-resistant! Hurry and order your own darling Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lil Miss Sunshine® Bluebeard today at!

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® Lil Miss Sunshine® Bluebeard Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Sky Blue
Foliage Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring