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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plumbago/Leadwort

Plant Type: Perennial
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

Long blooming gentian blue flowers from late June or July through frost. Glossy green leaves turn reddish bronze in autumn. Excellent, long-lived groundcover tolerates a wide range of conditions. Not evergreen. An excellent ground cover.


Height

6-10"

Spread

spreads

Growth Habit

SPILLER (low/trailing)

Landscape Application:

Versatile groundcover provides late season interest. Excellent underplanting for shrubs.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Plant Care:

Does not tolerate wet, poorly drained soils. Emerges late in Spring.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 (-20/-10F)

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Plumbago/Leadwort Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

LATE (July-frost)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate
Special Benefits
Ground Cover
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

Plumbago/Leadwort Additional Information

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