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botanical name:
Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'
Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hardy plumbago
synonyms:  Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Lice'
family:  Plumbaginaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.75m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Clusters of vivid cobalt-blue flowers from late summer and through to October. Bristly deep green leaves are edged with purple, turning red an orange in late autumn. Very free flowering and a compact bushy habit.

Fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in a sunny, sheltered position.

By cuttings in summer.

Commercial propagation protected by Plant Breeders' Rights

other notes:
Raised by Peter Catt
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