Blue plumbago/leadwort in flower

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides5 (2)It’s hard to beat the cobalt blue flowers of blue plumbago/leadwort in the summer garden. Here is our patch of the durable groundcover, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides in flower today…either full sun or light shade is fine.  Don’t confuse this with the tropical blue African plumbago, Plumbago auriculata…this one is winter hardy to at least Zone 5b.


3 thoughts on “Blue plumbago/leadwort in flower”

  1. I use this plant in big container gardens/patio pots and it returns if the pot is stored (Zone 6 / CT) – the blue flowers bloom a long time and look amazing with other complementary colors! And the fall color on the leaves, turning a hint of burgundy red is a nice feature – its a keeper!

  2. I live in your zone in western Wake County. I’ve tried this plant before, but had trouble getting it to flourish in light shade. Does it die back in the winter?

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