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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Common Name: Plumbago
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: July to September
Height: 9-12 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade, Filtered shade
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Purple, Blue
Special Characteristics:
  • Underutilized fall ground cover for shady area
  • fills in nicely
  • Nice green mat during most of spring season
  • Good ground cover for weed prevention in the fall
  • Deep periwinkle flowers bloom well into September
  • As season gets cooler
  • leaves get burgundy color in fall
  • May not play well with black walnuts
  • Don't cut down in fall. It will melt over winter
  • Will benefit from light winter mulch in Zone 5