Dwarf Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Item 2348


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Showy, versatile and durable groundcover for sun or shade. Electric blue flowers are set off by bronze-green to dark green leaves on wiry stems. Spreads slowly, providing wonderful drifts of color. As the flowers fade, the autumn foliage takes center stage, developing brilliant shades of red. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Size at Maturity
Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide, spreading wider over time.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall
Flower Color: Blue
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Rustic

Highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space plants 1 1/2 ft. apart as a groundcover, or closer for faster coverage; control weeds until plants fill in.

Customer Reviews

Loving Blue Plumbago
by LV, September 25, 2019

Just to add to the previous review from Katie...Dwarf Plumbago has beautiful fall color! Deep oranges and reds. Enjoy.

I LOVE my Dwarf Plumbago
by Katie, July 9, 2019

Dwarf Plumbago is easy to grow, resilient and long-lasting - not to mention, beautiful! I first planted these in 1992. They are still going strong in the very same area (of course, they have spread but are easy to contain) and supply beautiful greenery around my Laurels and then explode into color in mid-summer when just about all the other perennials have finished blooming. I am moving some to my elderly Mom’s place so she can have beauty without so much care or weeding. These are EASY!

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