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Plumbago Larpentiae Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

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

Dwarf Plumbago is an aggressively spreading low, horizontal groundcover.  Space plants 10-16 in. apart when you plant.  It has a beautiful bronze-red fall color, which contrasts beautifully with the sky blue flowers.  Plant it rocky areas in full sun. This plant is resistant to damage by deer

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#gold#red#evergreen#sun#partial shade#blue#perennial#light shade#groundcover#agressive#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#gold#red#evergreen#sun#partial shade#blue#perennial#light shade#groundcover#agressive#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ceratostigma
    Species:
    plumbaginoides
    Family:
    Plumbaginaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    N. Central & South East China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • 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, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • 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