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 turns on, developing brilliant shades of red. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
- 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.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast GrowingFoliage 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 and thrives in a wide range of soil types; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space 18 to 24 in. apart; closer for faster fill. Control weeds until the plants have covered the area. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.