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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago

Perennials

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, or Plumbago, offers bright brilliant blue flowers with striking red stems from mid-summer to fall. Emerges with bright green foliage in very late spring, but with the coming of cooler weather, the leaves turn deep red. Plumbago, or leadwort, is a wonderful groundcover choice for beds of spring bulbs because it emerges as the bulb foliage is declining. Not bothered by pests or disease.

Plumbago Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Protect with light mulch in the winter. Appears in very late spring. Benefits from afternoon shade in hot climates.

Height:

8-12 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Attributes
Rock Garden
Edging
Ground Cover
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Great Companion Plants for Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns')
Aster, New England Aster, New England (Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea Butterfly™ 'Cleopatra')
Goldenrod Goldenrod (Solidago 'Little Lemon')
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Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Rozanne')
Speedwell Speedwell (Veronica 'Waterperry Blue')