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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Also called Dwarf Plumbago


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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Leadwort

More About Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

  • AKA Plumbago larpentiae
  • Five-petaled blue flowers rise slightly above the foliage
  • Glossy oval green leaves on wiry stems spread by underground rhizomes
  • As the season cools, the foliage turns a vibrant red-bronze
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to fall
  • Flower Size: 2 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Leadwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cerastostigma tolerates a wide range of conditions, except for wet, poorly drained soils. Its foliage is one of the latest to emerge in the spring, so don't give up on it. It is a good companion when planted in combination with or throughout early spring bulbs. It is advisable to plant early, before winter, so the plants can become established. 


Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Red
Bronze
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging