Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Long Blooming
Easy to Grow
Ground Cover
Drought Tolerant
Container
Rock Garden
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
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Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Leadwort

Creeping ground cover with clear deep blue flowers, brilliant red fall color, blooms late summer - mid fall. This plant plans a late arrival in the spring, be patient to see new spring growth. A great choice to plant with early spring bulbs.

Height:

6-12 Inches

Spacing:

18-24"

Additional:

Water weekly during dry spells.

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Time:

August-October

Bloom Color:

Deep blue

Ceratostigma (ser-at-o-stig'-ma)

Family: Plumbaginaceae · Common Name: Plumbago, Leadwort

Brilliant blue flowers in dense clusters above spreading foliage attract butterflies. Striking deep red fall color. Excellent ground cover for rock gardens or shrub borders. Well-drained soil.

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