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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

plumbago

Native to Western China


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Excellent ground-cover that spreads by rhizomes in full sun to partial shade in average to moist soil.  Thrives in clay, and is perfect for erosion control.  Deep blue flowers burst forth from July into September.  Folige turns a brozy red in fall.  Terrific for planting with early spring bulbs as it does not compete, but covers their dying foliage.  Extremely low maintenance. 


Height:

8-12 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Spacing:

18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Bloom Color:

Blue

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Attributes

  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Rock Garden
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Groundcover Foot-Traffic Tolerances

  • Light

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Lawn Replacement or Groundcover

  • Groundcover

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist


Substitutions for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Millenium ornamental onion Millenium ornamental onion (Allium 'Millenium')