Ceratostigma plumbaginoidesItem #2348 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Showy, versatile and durable groundcover for sun or shade. Electric blue flowers are set off by bronze-green to dark green leaves on wiry stems. Spreads slowly, providing wonderful drifts of color. As the flowers fade, the autumn foliage takes center stage, developing brilliant shades of red. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide, spreading wider over time.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ser-at-o-STIG-ma plum-bag-gi-NOI-deezDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide, spreading wider over time.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Summer to Early FallFlower color:BlueFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
- CareCare InformationHighly adaptable to a wide range of soil types; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space plants 1 1/2 ft. apart as a groundcover, or closer for faster coverage; control weeds until plants fill in.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.