Dwarf Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

SKU
02348
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationser-at-oh-STIG-muh plum-bag-ih-NOY-deez
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide, spreading wider over time.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Highly 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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