Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides

Plumbago, Leadwort
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Exceptional Groundcover
Low mound of foliage is a nice cover especially over bulbs as it awakens very late in spring. Deep green foliage turns to red hues in fall. Brilliant blue, starry flowers of Plumbago in the late summer are captivating.

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Code CEPL
Patent
Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers
Species
Height Short 10"
Spacing Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones
5-9
Soil Type Normal, Sandy, Clay
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Groundcovers

Ceratostigma General Information

Ceratostigma make a good tight groundcover - true blue flowers. Long blooming. Leaving old foliage uncut until spring helps the plant to winter over better. Will need protection in northern sites. Best in morning sun and afternoon shade. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Ceratostigma Plant Care

Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system in the first year. Plants are late to emerge in the spring so wait until leaves form to clean up dead stems. Can be divided in spring as needed to maintain boundaries. Weed control is important until plants are established.