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Hardy Plumbago - 5 Plants - 3.5 inch Pots

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Plumbago produces bright blue flowers atop low-growing, semi-evergreen plants. In addition to the blue flowers, a touch of cold weather turns the foliage to rich scarlet, burgundy or bronze, so there is ornamental interest spring to fall. It is most effective as a ground cover, especially under small trees and in bulb beds. Though it grows a little tall for a lawn substitute, it will tolerate some foot traffic when established.

Name(s): Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Plumbago larpentae, Plumbago larpentiae, Leadwort, Hardy Blue Plumbago, Dwarf Plumbago, Dwarf Plumbago

Flower Color: Bright blue

Bloom Time: Late summer to mid-fall.

Foliage: Herbaceous, dark green, scarlet in fall.

Height/Spread: 6 inches to 12 inches x 12 to 18 inches.

Climate Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil Condition: Well-drained, loamy, pH 6.1 to 7.8

Features: Colorful flowers, fall foliage, tolerates some foot traffic, drought tolerant.

Uses: Massed planting, ground cover, perennial gardens, perennial borders.

Comments:  In addition to the blue flowers, a touch of cold weather turns the foliage to rich scarlet, burgundy or bronze, so there is ornamental interest spring to fall. It is most effective as a ground cover, especially under small trees and in bulb beds. Though it grows a little tall for a lawn substitute, it will tolerate some foot traffic when established.

Ceratostigma thrives in full sun to partial shade in USDA climate zones 6 through 9 in well-drained soils with pH ranging from 6.1 to 7.8. It's somewhat drought-tolerant when established. In the hottest climates, afternoon shade is beneficial.

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