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Plumbago (also commonly called leadwort) is a wiry, mat-forming perennial which spreads by rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover. Typically grows 6-10″ tall on generally erect stems rising from the rhizomes. Oval, shiny, medium green leaves (to 2″ long) turn bronze-red in autumn. Clusters of 5-petaled, gentian blue flowers (1/2 to 3/4″ diameter) appear above the foliage over a long summer to frost bloom period. Flowers resemble those of woodland phlox. Can be somewhat aggressive in optimum growing conditions.

Additional information

Weight 0.000 oz
Latin Name

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plant Type



Somewhat wide range of soil tolerance except for wet, poorly-drained ones.

Light Requirements



Spreading, mounded habit.

Plant Height

12 inches

Plant Width

18 inches


Dark green leaves turn reddish in fall.


Rich blue flowers bloom continuously from summer through frost.


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