Dwarf Plumbago, Hardy Blue Plumbago {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

Pretty indigo-purple flower clusters bloom from mid-summer to fall, creating a lavender speckled, lush green groundcover. Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, commonly called Dwarf Plumbago, is a winter dormant, woody-based perennial that offers semi-evergreen foliage (1 1/2 inches long, 3/4 inches wide) that emerges burgundy in spring and later turns emerald green. In autumn, the foliage gets red-tinged once again offering a final spray of late season color.

Delightful as a filler for planter boxes and amidst rocky gardens, the sweet perennial is also ideal in mixed groupings. Known for its moderate to fast growth rate and wide range of soil tolerance (with the exception of wet, poorly-drained soils), given spread monitoring it may be used in rock gardens or border fronts.

Dwarf Plumbago resists deer, controls erosion, and has a weed-suppressive rating that ranges from good to excellent, making it as durable and long-lived as the big three (English Ivy, Pachysandra, Vinca). In fact, Ceratostigma is often considered superior except for being less evergreen.

Dwarf Plumbago offers a small, bristly capsule fruit containing a single seed. Ranging from purpley-red to lilac to pink, the flowers and shifting shaded foliage drift in and out of the landscape creating a carpet of constant color unrivaled by any groundcover.

Interesting Facts
Ceratostigma is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae.

It is native to the warm, temperate, and tropical regions of Africa and Asia.

Gardener Tips
In the spring, plants can be lifted, divided, and replanted just before new shoots appear. Their cream-colored roots have tell-tale rings around them, making them easy to spot.

Cuttings may be taken in the summer, but the plants resist being moved from mid-summer on.

We love planting Dwarf Plumbago under bulbs such as tulips and daffodils because of its late emerging foliage that comes out just as the bulb plant foliage is dying back.

For a breathtaking display of blueish-purple hues try a Butterfly Bush combined with Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower and Dwarf Plumbago. The butterflies will go crazy, and you'll have the most dramatic blooms in a variety of shapes and textures for constant color.
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09/24/2019 By John Milbury-Steen (DE)
Product reviewed: Dwarf Plumbago, Hardy Blue Plumbago {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

09/24/2019 Update Good quality, received in good condition.

07/25/2019 Update Excellent all around! Plumbago is a fairly unusual ground cover, but I was committed to finding it after learning how easy it grows and that bees love the flowers. I'm using it as a colorful more interesting replacement for vinca on a slope... Read full review >
I like 'em!
07/22/2019 By Thomas Goodwill (NY)
Product reviewed: Dwarf Plumbago, Hardy Blue Plumbago {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

07/22/2019 Update The plants arrived with dirt, still moist, and green. I put them in the ground within three hours, and think they will make an interesting ground cover.

07/03/2019 Update I have had this ground cover for a few years now. I wanted more to add to my landscape. I couldn't find it anywhere locally. I finally found it online here. I love the blue flowers in spring, and the leaf color changes in the fall (autumn... Read full review >

06/05/2019 Update I appreciate that!
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In the spring, plants can be lifted, divided, and replanted just before new shoots appear. Their cream-colored roots have tell-tale rings around them, making them easy to spot.
Mulch is recommended to protect during winter in northern zones.
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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
(AKA Plumbago larpentae, P. larpentiae, Chinese Leadwort)
Pronunciation: sir-at-oh-STIG-mah plum-bah-gi-NOI-deez

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