Bee visiting Blue Mist Spirea (Caryopteris clandonensis)
Caryopteris clandonensis flowering
Verbena Family (Verbenaceae)
Blue mist shrub
Blue mist spirea is a small twiggy shrub native to Asia. A number of cultivars are available in the nursery trade.
This shrub can range from 24 to about 48 inches tall and wide. Clusters of blue tubular flowers bloom from late summer through fall.
Blue mist spirea does best in well drained dry soils with little to no fertilizer and requires full sun for optimal growth. It can be grown in USDA Zones 5 to 9 but will survive in the warmer ranges of Zone 4.
adult and larval butterflies and moths