Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plumbago
Plumbago
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

6-10″ x 30-36″

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-10, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

6A-9B

Plumbago (also commonly called leadwort) is a wiry mat-forming perennial which spreads to form an attractive ground cover. Typically grows 6-10 tall on erect stems. Oval to obovate shiny medium green leaves (to 2″ long) turn bronze-red in autumn. Terminal clusters blue flowers appear above the foliage over a long summer seasons. Flowers resemble those of phlox.Plumbago will spread. As a late long-flowering plant it serves as excellent ground cover for sunny to partly shaded areas. May be used in rock gardens or border fronts with careful monitoring of spread. As a ground cover plumbago would probably be as extensively planted as is vinca or English ivy except that it lacks evergreen foliage.Heat tolerant perennial rich deep blue flowers Sun to partial shade

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