Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Plumbaginaceae
Plant Description: Spreading, woody-based perennial. Useful as a vigorous ground cover. Attractive shiny medium-green leaves turn bronze-red in autumn. 5-petaled sky blue flowers appear in clusters from July to September. Grows best in sun to part shade. Use carefully, may be overly aggressive in some situations.
Plant Care: Overall needs will be reduced when plants are placed in areas where the soil, climate and exposure match the plant requirements. Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. As plants become dormant in the fall, remove dead leaves and stems.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Mature Size: 18" tall x 12" wide
Utah Native: N
Color: Blue
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Period: Aug - Sep

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter