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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Common Name(s):
Dwarf plumbago, Leadwort
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

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

Season:
Late summer
Height:
8-12 in.
Flower Color:
Blue
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9
Foliage:
Dull, almost-platinum leaves; elongated oval 1.5 in. long; new growth is bungundy; copper, bronze tinge in fall
Flower:
Cluster of .5 in., 5-petaled, star-shaped gentian blue flowers in mid-summer
Habit:
Semi-Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers rich, well-drained, acidic soil; tolerates sand and clay
Size:
6-10 in.
Form:
Low, horizontal spreading mat
Propagation:
Cuttings, spring division, seed
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
China
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Tags:
sun, gold, blue, light shade, perennial, groundcover, partial shade, red, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 255

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 2.0
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 2.0