Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Hardy Plumbago) a remarkable groundcover. It is an exceptional choice for shady areas, especially under trees and shrubs. It also grows in part and full sun, and thrives in most soils, including clay, testaments to the plant’s versatility as a long-lived piece of the garden fabric. Gardens all over the country can enjoy the profuse display of true blue flowers followed by striking burgundy-red fall foliage.
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Hardy Plumbago) is an exceptional groundcover that is
especially useful in shady areas. It’s an excellent choice for planting under
large shrubs and trees where grass is sparse, and it also grows in part sun and
full sun, making it a popular choice to repeat throughout the garden. This
groundcover is also very adaptable in its soil preference, growing well in a
wide range of soils, including clay. Ceratostigma slowly expands to spread its
reach. Large, colorful patches of showy, low-growing, foliage is topped by
true-blue flowers in early fall, which are then followed by remarkable
burgundy-red fall foliage. Hummingbirds quickly learn that the trumpet-shaped
flowers hold lots of nectar and constantly sip on them. It can tolerate
occasional foot traffic. A flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when
planted together. (Cutting propagated).
HC016109 HC013995 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock. HC015671 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Good For Erosion Control
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Plumbago (also commonly known as Leadwort) is an easy to grow groundcover well suited for average, medium and well-drained soils. Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is suited for full sun or part shade, but will perform best with afternoon shade in hot climates.
Plumbago spreads by rhizomes and can be somewhat aggressive in optimal growing conditions. It can cause contact dermatitis if skin is exposed to vesicles. It is advisable to wear gloves when pruning the plant. The plant goes dormant in winter, leafing out in spring; in USDA zone 5 we recommend adding a winter mulch. View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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