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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Arthur Simmonds' ('Arthur J. Simmonds')

fc: light blue
lc: silvery below
ch: more cold hardy - the most cold tolerant cv. in the Chicago Botanic Garden
ch: trials
or: Arthur Simmonds, Surrey UK c. 1933
aw: RHS FCC 1933, AGM 1941

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Azure'

ht: 3 ft.
fc: bright azure blue

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Bluebeard' = typical species?

ns: this cultivar name appears in catalogs but the name is generally regarded as a common
ns: name for the genus. Doubtless, nurserymen are propagating from a single clone in
ns: stock yard so in some areas this name may be identified with a particualr clone.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Knoll'

fc: clean, bright blue
lc: silvery below
ns: hybrid species affinity not confirmed.
so:
Blue Bell Nursery

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Mist'

fc: light powder blue
lc: more silvery grey leaf
ns: the name "blue mist" is a common name for this hybrid group and may
ns: not always represent a distinct clone. Usually it represents a very light
ns: blue flower of moderate size.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' ('Dark Night')

ha: compact, upright
fc: dark purplish-blue
fq: more floriferous than most older hybrids
lc: darker silvery green
lt: thicker, nearly leathery blades

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Night' = 'Dark Knight'

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Prince'

ns: listed with the RHS Horticultural Database.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Ferndown'

fc: deep violet blue
lc: dark green
bt: prolonged bloom period
eval: 'First Choice' is selected from this and considered to be superior

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice'

ht: 30-48 in. tall x 36 in. wide - in some areas they report 24 in. tall plants
ha: more denser than older cultivars
fc: described various as "lavender" and "cobalt blue"
fd: heads usually 1-2 in. wide
bt: very long - often 4-6 weeks. Earlier in some gardens than other clones. It
bt: starts early and lasts longer than older clones.
lc: dark green - less silvery or grey than many other clones
or: Peter Catt, Liss Forest Nur. UK selected from 'Ferndown'
pat: US applied for

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

ht: 24 in. - shorter than older cvs.
ha: compact, sometimes mounded with age.
fc: dark blue - much darker than 'Arthur Simmonds' among others
lc: darker green leaf than most hybrids

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Kew Blue'

ht: 24 in. - shorter than some cultivars
fc: dark blue
lc: dull grey-green leaf, not glossy or dark
or: Kew Gardens, London UK as a seedling of 'Arthur Simmonds' c. 1945.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' ('Longwood Variety')

ht: 18-36 in. - earlier kept low
fc: light sky blue to pale lavender-blue
lc: silvery grey to silvery-green
eval: probably the best of the light blue hybrids. It often flowers on very young
eval: plants, making it popular in the garden center trade.
lu: popular as a long, informal, lightly pruned hedge as used at Longwood. It
lu: is also gaining popularity as a cut flower.
or: Longwood Gardens PA USA
in: Wayside Gardens to mailorder US trade

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Louis Cornuz'

fc: light blue
lc: very silvery leaf
or: popular in the Frence nursery trade and likely from that country.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Newleaze'

ns: listed name from Hopeleys Plants, Hert. UK before 2000

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Pershore'

ht: 85cm tall x 125cm wide
lc: dark grey green
so:
Cotwold Garden Flowers

Caryopteris x clandonensis THETIS (2/5)

ht: 60cm
fc: dark blue
lc: dark green
in: Eruope c. 2004

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' ('Worch Gold'?)

ht: 36 in. tall x 36 in. wide
ha: dense, compact in many gardens but not everywhere.
fc: medium blue, contrasting well with the leaf color
fd: smaller inflor. than some newer clones
lc: bright golden new growth becoing yellow-green by summer. Opinions of
lc: this clone like many yellow-leaved plants varies widely. The greener summer
lc: color is disliked even by some professionals who usually like gold plants.
or: Claude Palmer of St Johns Nurseries, Worcester England

Caryopteris divaricata 'Electrum'

ht: 75cm
lc: cream margin becomes ivory white and lasting all year
so:
Monksilver

Caryopteris divaricata 'Jade Shades'

ht: 75cm
fc: light blue
lc: gold margins become 3 shades of green by summer
so:
Monksilver

Caryopteris divaricata 'Pink Illumination' (2/5)

ht: 5 ft. tall
fc:  light pink
lc: mottled cream
or: Japan, selected at Kyushu Sanso En
so: Asiatica Nursery (online catalog 2005)

Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy' (7/03)

click image to enlarge
Atlanta Botanical Garden. July 2003. A pretty, newish variegated shrub and one giving off much white through summer and fall. It reminds one for foliage effect of Kerria japonica 'Picta' but with a wider chimera. I have not seen it flower but that I believe should be remarkable even with just a few flowers for contrast. LCH.

lc: broadly margined cream becoming clean, bright white. Chimera is 15-25% of surface.

Caryopteris divaricata 'Variegated'

ns: listed in the RHS Plant Finder 1998. Might be 'Snow Fairy'?

Caryopteris incana 'Alba'

ht: 80cm
fc: white
lc: grey
so:
Cotwold Garden Flowers

Caryopteris incana 'Blue Billows'

ha: lower, compact, trailing
fc: lavender-blue
li: AABGA Bull 12: 66 (1978)

Caryopteris incana 'Candida'

fc: white
ns: may be a hybrid under C. x clandonensis

Caryopteris incana 'Pink' = 'Rosea'

 

Caryopteris incana 'Rosea' ('Pink')

fc: pink

Caryopteris incana 'Weeping'

ht: 100cm
fc: blue (typical?)
ha: weeping, trailing
or: unknown. Seems to be seen mainly in Dutch and German listings
so:
Esveld