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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
@ Towson, MD

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Blue Plumbago

Item #: 210

Zones: 5b to 7b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is an amazing, vigorous groundcover which thrives in both full sun and partial shade. The fingernail-sized, small green leaves clothe the slowly-spreading, wiry-stemmed, deer-resistant groundcover (3' wide in 5 years). From July through September, blue plumbago patches are adorned with small, cobalt blue flowers. With the arrival of cool fall weather, ceratostigma foliage takes on a lovely reddish cast. Unlike its larger cousin, Winnie, blue plumbago may be very late to emerge in be patient.