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Leadwort Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

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Phonetic Spelling
ser-ah-toh-STIG-mah plum-bah-gin-OY-deez
Description

Space plants 10-16 in. apart; aggressive spreader; has a beautiful bronze-red fall color, which contrasts beautifully with the sky blue flowers; makes a good ground cover in rocky areas in full sun; this plant is resistant to damage by deer

Habit: Semi-Evergreen

Form: Low, horizontal spreading mat

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#gold#red#evergreen#sun#partial shade#blue#perennial#light shade#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#gold#red#evergreen#sun#partial shade#blue#perennial#light shade#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ceratostigma
    Species:
    plumbaginoides
    Family:
    Plumbaginaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Cluster of .5 in., 5-petaled, star-shaped gentian blue flowers in mid-summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dull, almost-platinum leaves; elongated oval 1.5 in. long; new growth is burgundy; copper, bronze tinge in fall
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No