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Ceratostigma plumnaginoides (Hardy Plumbago, Ceratostigma)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer late), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ceratostigma plumnaginoides Description

This low growing spreading deciduous shrub is much prized for its repeat display of violet blue summer blossom, especially at the end of the summer season. In autumn decidious foliage turns shades of red. Useful as a spreading shrubby ground cover, where it can be planted in drifts to cover problem areas.


Ceratostigma plumnaginoides - Cultivation Notes

This sub-shrub requires a sheltered spot in full sun flourishing in any well drained soil and being well suited to drier soils such as chalk. Spreading habit makes it great as ground cover amongst rock plants in a tough sunny dry spot. 30cm by 45cm spread


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Ceratostigma plumnaginoides:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Ceratostigma plumnaginoides:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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View other ground cover plants with dark blue flowers, or ground cover plants with dark green foliage


Common Missspellings: Ceritostigma, Ceratostigmer, Cerasostigma

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