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Dwarf
Plumbago

Ceratostigma
 

Description:
A durable, flowering ground cover for any sunny or shady spot!  Once established, Plumbago will halt the spread of unwanted weeds while allowing spring and summer flowering bulbs to poke through.  The foliage changes from green to dark burgundy in fall. 

 

 

Common Name: Plumbago, Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort, Blue Plumbago, Perennial Plumbago
Botanical Name: Ceratostigma
Type: Perennial ground cover
Soil Preference: Will tolerate drought and will grow in dry to moist soils.  Prefers well-drained soil with a neutral pH.  Does not like heavy, wet soils
Light Requirements: Sun, partial sun, partial shade, shade
Attributes: Deer resistant, fast growth rate, good rock garden plant, good ground cover, erosion control
Pests: Aphids
Diseases: Powdery mildew, gray mold
Good Companion Plants: Anemone, Aster, Coral Bells, Miscanthus, Lady's Mantle, Silver Mound, Starflower, Stonecrop
Care: Cut back in spring and divide to control spread.  Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer as recommended.  Division can be done in early spring.

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Ceratostigma plumbagnoides
Plumbago, Leadwort
zones: (5) 6-9
 
Description:  A groundcover that provides interest in late summer, after many other perennials are finished blooming, Leadwort is hard to beat. The foliage is green during the summer, then turns a beautiful bronzy-red in fall. It provides the perfect backdrop for the brilliant gentian blue blooms which are present from late summer until the first hard frost. Use Leadwort as an underplanting to shrubs or large perennials or allow it to ramble over small rocks. Any way you use it, Leadwort will be a dependable, long-lived perennial.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer to fall
Foliage Color: Green; burgundy in fall
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 12" +
 

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