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Caryopteris Gold Crest

Scientific Name : Caryopteris hybrida
Common Name : Bluebeard
Hardiness Zone : 6a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : 0°F (-18°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Colorful/Attractive Foliage
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Height : 28 - 36" (71 - 91cm)
Width : 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : Beautiful golden leaves in Spring and Summer, accented by blue flowers in late Summer and Fall.
Idea & Tips : Prefers evenly moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils. Tolerates drier soils once established.
Grower Information
  • Shows beautiful golden foliage in Spring and Summer, accented by blue flowers in late Summer and Fall.
  • Features a mounded habit and broad leaves.
  • Will not fade in intense sunlight. 
  • Ideal for 2.5-qt. pot size. 
'Gold Crest'
Protection InformationEU PBRAF; PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,000-3,000 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low to moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Pinch once in the liner stage.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Discontinue mist as quickly as possible once rooting occurs.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry regularly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      One pinch, two to three weeks after transplant.
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Thrips, Spider mites
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 12-14 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Rooted: 14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      August to October

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