Ceanothus x delileanus
'Gloire de Versailles'
Can you get any better than a Spring-thru-Fall blooming Ceanothus? A fast growing, beautiful, loosely rounded shrub and butterfly magnet, you’ll get a continuous display of fragrant, powder blue, 4-5" panicles well displayed on reddish stems. Cut spent blooms for non-stop flowers or leave them for the showy clusters of red berries (good in arrangements). Another East-West Coast hybrid, it's happy in a range of soils and temps. Drought tolerant, though most glorious in rich garden soil with regular water. A choice anchor in a mixed garden, it can grow up to 8' x 6'. Cut back to 4' in late Fall or early Spring to maintain a bushy shape. Deer and salt resistant. Hardy to 0 degrees F.