Print This Page. Leaves resembling narrow arrow heads are gray green on stiff slender stems. Blue Mist Bluebeard. Scientific name: Caryopteris x clandonensis Plant Family: Mint (Lamiaceae) , formerly in the Verbena (Verbenaceae) plant family Caryopteris x clandonensis cultivar (Photo by Janice Tucker) Common name: Blue Mist spirea Article by Janice Tucker Photos by Janice Tucker and Tracy Neal The flowers of the Blue (Blue Spirea) Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Mist' Be the first to review this product. Caryopteris is also known as bluebeard or blue mist spirea - but it's not a spirea at all. Caryopteris × clandonensis, commonly called bluebeard, blue spirea or blue mist, is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist.This hybrid was discovered in cultivation as an accidental cross between C. incana and C. mongholica. These small shrubs offer suberb drought tolerance and bloom reliably in late summer and autumn, with (usually) blue to purple flowers that attract late butterflies. . 2240. Creates a wonderful border for perennial beds, or use along walks and entryways. Noteworthy Characteristics. Caryopteris Grand Bleu is a drought tolerant deciduous shrub and virtually maintenance free. Caryopteris × clandonensis, commonly called bluebeard, blue spirea or blue mist, is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist.This hybrid was discovered in cultivation as an accidental cross between C. incana and C. mongholica. . Description. It’s drought tolerant, deer-resistant, and produces beautiful deep blue flowers in late summer. Deciduous. Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Mist' SKU. Beyond Midnight ® Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT-9 … Native to Asia. In fact, they're not even remotely related. Blue Mist Spirea. Be the first to review this product. Add to Wishlist; Share This. . The Blue Mist spirea makes a perfect addition to those spaces that need an extra pop of color. Attractive compact, mounding shrub with fragrant powder blue blooms. One of the best Blue Mist Spirea varieties, “Dark Knight” has the deepest blue color of them all. . Botanical Name: Caryopteris x clandonensis . Loads of dense flower clusters are a welcome treat to late-season pollinators who savor the fragrant, nectar-rich blooms of this compact upright shrub. Leaves are simple, opposite, ovate to lanceolate, gray-green, aromatic, 1 1/2" to 3" long, 1/2" wide. Answer: Blue mist shrubs (Caryopteris ×clandonensis cvs., also known as bluebeard shrubs or blue spirea) have gained in popularity in recent years for good reason, and it's easy to see why you'd want to increase your holding. Blue Mist Spirea Attributes The Blue Mist spirea is also called the Bluebeard, and it is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub prized for its late summer flowers and aromatic scent. 'Dark Night Blue Mist Spirea Caryopteris 'Clandonensis' This is an extremely hardy and drought tolerant shrub. Bees love to visit blue mist spirea when it’s in flower. An attractive, compact, rounded, deciduous shrub. . Blue Mist Bluebeard . Blue mist spirea (Caryopteris x clandenosis) is a wonderful small shrub for Colorado Front Range landscapes. Noteworthy Characteristics. Caryopteris Grand Bleu - Common name:Bluebeard, Blue Mist Spirea - Late-summer blooms shroud the glossy green foliage in a cloud of misty purple blue. Bears dense stalked clusters of small, deep blue, nectar-rich flowers from spring through autumn. Product Description. Long blooming season. Of the best blue Mist Spirea when it ’ s drought tolerant shrub drought,... 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