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May 13, 2019
Trial Updates: Caryopteris
Brad Harvey  Darwin Product Representative

Last summer at our scheduling trials in West Grove, Pa., one of the standouts was Caryopteris Grand Bleu and Caryopteris Gold Crest (new for 2020).

Caryopteris is an underutilized perennial class and brings much needed late Summer and Fall flowering to the landscape. Gold Crest can even be used as a foliage item during the late Spring and Summer.

The trials below gave us excellent timing and production schedules:

Caryopteris Gold Crest


Group 4
Planted: Week 26
Photo: Week 33 (8/17/18)


Group 5
Planted: Week 28
Photo: Week 40 (10/4/18)


Perfect for summer sales and as an accent plant throughout the season. Nice, tight mounded habit. Foliage doesn't burn.



Planted: 8/1/15
Photo: 6/7/17

Caryopteris Grand Bleu


Group 4
Planted: Week 26
Photo: Week 38 (9/21/18)


Group 5
Planted: Week 28
Photo: Week 40 (10/4/18)


Compact, upright habit is great in the landscape and perfect for maximizing shipping space. Will bloom from August to October.


Planted: Week 28
Photo: Week 40 (10/4/18)


Click here to see all of our trial results from summer of 2018. To try out our new perennial scheduling tool, visit our Production Guides page.

Try it today! Now is the time to plan your summer crop of Caryopteris.

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