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Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma)

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
SKU: HC016109
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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.
key features
Botanical Name
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid fall


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).

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