Plumbago

$9.99

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SKU: 104040 Categories: ,

Description

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

Latin Name

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plant Type

Perennial

Care

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

Light Requirements

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Habit

Spreading, mounded habit.

Plant Height

12 inches

Plant Width

18 inches

Foliage

Dark green leaves turn reddish in fall.

Bloom

Rich blue flowers bloom continuously from summer through frost.

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