Dark Knight Caryopteris is a stunning flowering shrub that adds a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape. It features dense, compact growth reaching a height of about 2 to 3 feet with a similar spread. Its oval-shaped, dark green leaves provide an attractive backdrop for the abundant blossoms that adorn the plant. The plant is most notable for its intense deep blue to violet-blue flowers, which are arranged in dense clusters or spikes, creating a striking visual impact. These flowers bloom from late summer to early fall, adding a burst of color to the garden when many other plants have finished flowering.
In addition to its eye-catching aesthetic appeal, Dark Knight Caryopteris is also favored for its ability to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. This makes it a valuable addition to pollinator-friendly gardens.
Dark Knight Caryopteris thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It is known for its tolerance to drought and heat. Regular pruning in early spring helps to maintain its compact shape and encourage new growth.