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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is a Leadwort or Plumbago native to the foothills of China with cobalt blue flowers from late summer till frost.  Flowers resemble those of woodland phlox.  This plant spreads by underground rhizomes and slowly expands to form an effective groundcover.  The green foliage turns a reddish purple in the fall. The new foliage appears late in the spring.  Per NC State Extension "It produces chemicals that inhibit the growth of weeds and other unwanted plants, which makes it an excellent choice as a ground cover. "  Ceratostigma is attractive to pollinators, especially the hawk moth.

Height

12 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
66 Ceratostigma plumbaginoides #1 (cobalt-blue) 360 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Groundcover
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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