Despite watering, looked stressed during the drought of 2012. In normal years, an outstanding performer with a very long bloom period of 8 weeks or more and attractive foliage spring through heavy frosts.
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is an excellent plant to use at the front of a border, since its red-stemmed, prostrate branches display small but very effective, rich true blue flowers at the end of summer and into autumn. Its only drawback is its relatively slow growth, so give it room until it holds its own.
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