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Plant Characteristics

  • Oklahoma Proven
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Blue
Growth Habit*
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
  • Prostrate Growing/Groundcover
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Low Water Use
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Seed
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Spring Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rock Gardens
  • Erosion Control
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Groundcover
  • Border Plant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ceratostigma is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Buy Blue Plumbago online. Low growing spreading groundcover. Luscious shiny green foliage turns bronze-red in fall. Deep blue flowers appear in late summer and persist until frost. Blue Plumbago is a very drought tolerant perennial

Mature Height:

8-12 Inches

Mature Spread:

12-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Plumbaginaceae · Common Name: Leadwort

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1565

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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Root Pouch 1 gallon

SKU: 9337

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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