Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'
[ height 2-3 ft., flower blue, sun, clump former ]
BLUE MIST FLOWER These woody plants will prosper for years in loose soil. Each year they grow up from the base to form mounded shrubs with pleasantly scented leaves, stems and flowers. Long lasting flowers that almost encircle the stems are borne from the axils of the silvery leaves. Plants should be cut back in late winter. C. ‘Snow Fairy’- An excellent variegated Blue Mist Shrub that has proven itself hardy in our zone 6. Leaves are a medium green with a narrow irregular creamy white border, which turns a more creamy yellow with a touch of shade. The habit of C. ‘Snow Fairy’ is a bushy, full shrub suitable for the middle to back perennial border. Airy spikes of light blue flowers are almost rendered insignificant by the handsome look of the variegated leaves. All parts of the plant posses a disagreeable odor when bruised or broken, making Caryopteris ‘Snow Fairy a good choice for deer burdened gardeners.
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