Botanical Name: Caryopteris Divaricata 'Snow Fairy'
Plant Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Description: An attractive woody shrub with showy variegated leaves grows to 3 ft.. Produces masses of tiny blue flowers late in the season, but blooms are short lived.
Growing Conditions: Full sun, average to moist soils. Moderately tolerant of dry sites and drought.
Bloom Time: Aug, Sep
Bloom Color: Deep blue
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Visited by a wide range of pollinators when in bloom.
Native Status: From East Asia, though not known to be invasive
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden