Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Botanical Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Phonetic: Ser-ah-Toe-STIG-muh plum-bah-Jih-noy-deez

Common Name(s): Dwarf Plumbago

Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: Western China
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen or deciduous (depending on location)

Leaf Type: Oval to obovate                                            
Leaf Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Bronze-red
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: July to September/summer into fall
Flower Color(s): Deep gentian blue or purple blue

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 5-9
Climate zone(s): 2,3,7,14-17, 20-24
Growth Rate:                                              
Height: 0.75 to 1 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Hydrozone: 2/Medium (survives 1 or 2, looks good at 2 or 3)
Soil: Rich, medium, well-drained, no wet soils!
Pest: No serious problems

Features: Showy flowers, good fall color, tolerates erosion and clay soil, can be aggressive, mat forming, can easily be mowed
Uses: Ground cover, underplanting for shrubs, edges, rock gardens, border fronts, bank,

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