Leadwort

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Leadwort

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Hardy Plumbago, Dwarf Plumbago
12

18 inches
12

18 inches
China
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Shade or partial (morning) sun. Perennial, freezing back in winter. Foliage is dark green, turning bronze in autumn. The flowers somewhat resemble the unrelated shrub plumbago, but in a striking dark-blue shade. It spreads by underground rhizomes and can clamber over and around rocks in much the same manner as trailing rosemary and Asiatic jasmine; but like Gregg Dalea and vinca, it doesn’t need supplemental water. Use it as a groundcover for difficult rocky situations and slopes. Keep it mulched. It appreciates a bit of afternoon shade in the summer.

Maintenance

None required. It tends to spread.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
12-18" H, 12-18" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Blue
Bloom Time:
July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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