Caryopteris Clandonensis Hint of Gold Caryopteris Clandonensis Hint of Gold is an AGM winning late-flowering shrub with variegated aromatic leaves. It’s perfect for a warm border in a wildlife-friendly garden. Synonymous with Caryopteris Lisaura and commonly known as Bluebeard Bush for its striking blue flowers, Caryopteris are native to the Himalayas and Japan.
The Hint Of Gold cultivar holds the RHS AGM. It has bright golden yellow leaves with toothed green margins. It’s a striking bush when its blue blooms contrast with the scented golden foliage. Foliage tends to appear in spring but the flowers wait until late summer and stay well into autumn attracting plenty of bees and butterflies as the days start to grow shorter. The RHS have awarded it the Plants For Pollinators title for its late flowering nectar.
Height And Spread of Caryopteris Clandonensis Hint of Gold Blue Beard Hint of Gold is a well-formed bushy shrub that will reach a height of one-metre and spread across the same.
How Hardy Is Caryopteris Clandonensis Hint of Gold Caryopteris Hint of Gold is fully hardy in the UK withstanding freezing winters if the roots are well-drained. It flowers best in full sun and is rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Caryopteris Clandonensis Hint of Gold This is the perfect choice of flower for wildlife-friendly gardens and it suits most garden schemes. From a mixed border to coastal and cottage gardens Caryopteris Hint of Gold brings plenty of colour and scent. Plant one near a seating area so you can appreciate its scented foliage and enjoy the visiting pollinators.
How To Care For Caryopteris Clandonensis Hint of Gold Bluebeard Hint of Gold enjoys most well-drained soils and is not fussy about pH. Choose a warm, sheltered spot in full sun and it will flower profusely. No pruning is required but it will flower well if the previous year’s growth is cut back in early spring. Water well until established and mulch the roots in early spring to seal in moisture and prevent weed competition.