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Chinese Plumbago

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Item 023501

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USDA Zone:
6-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Beautiful shrub valued for its profusion of bright blue flower clusters followed by brilliant fall foliage color. Tolerates poor soils, some neglect. Nice addition to perennial garden. Deciduous.

Price: $14.50
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower, masses of erect stems, 3 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Ceratostigma willmottianum
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
Flower Color: Blue
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: This cute blue flowering perennial is an ideal groundcover and mass planting. Add into borders for interest, but beware it's potential to invade. Use to line the edges of water gardens and rocky stream beds or to edge paths and flagstone walks.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

History

This genus was named from the Greek for horned stigma.

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