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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides sir-at-oh-STIG-mah plum-baj-in-OY-deez Synonyms: Plumbago larpentiae Genus: Ceratostigma
This lovely herbaceous species is versatile and undemanding. It is the star of the late-summer garden with its spiky bright red flower buds and vivid blue flowers, displaying long-lasting mahogany red foliage in fall. Spreading slowly via underground runners, this long-lived plant makes a solid mat with erect, slender red stems and bright green leaves.
Noteworthy characteristics: Under irrigated conditions, it grows well both in full sun and in full shade. Leaves are slow to emerge in the spring.
Care: Provide full sun or part shade (especially in hot summer areas) and moist but well-drained soil. Remove suckers in spring.
Propagation: Softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Powdery mildew.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Spreads
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Style Shade, Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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