Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Plumbago



Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, or Plumbago, has clusters of bright, true blue flowers from summer through fall. Also called Leadwort, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides makes a great ground cover that spreads via rhizomes. The foliage of Ceratostigma plumbaginoides takes on a beautiful burgundy fall color. A deciduous perennial, it is good for over-planting spring bulbs since it is late to break dormancy in the spring.

Plumbago prefers sun to light shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of coastal conditions.


  • Common Names: Plumbago, Leadwort
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 8-12
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to midfall
  • Foliage Color: Fall Color

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features:

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