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botanical name:
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hardy Plumbago, Leadwort
synonyms:  Plumbago larpentiae
family:  Plumbaginaceae
characteristics: shrub, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Low growing sub-shrub with a herbaceous habit. Spreads to form a good ground cover. Slender red stems with wavy-edged, bristly, bright-green leaves. Bright blue flowers in late summer and early autumn. The foliage colours attractively in autumn, complementing the flowers.

cultivation:
Prefers a sunny position with a light free draining soil. Will grow in some shade in warm climates.
Cut back in late autumn or winter.
Can be invasive in some situations, but not normally problematic.

propagation:
From seed, by division or cuttings

usage:
Excellent for colour in late season.

other notes:
Sometimes listed under perennials, which may be right as it seems to fall part way between a herbaceous perennial and a shrub.

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