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A picture of a Plumbago

Plumbago

Ceratostigma spp.

Also known as

Leadwort

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - blossom side (aka) by Aka (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Plumbago

A close up of some blue Ceratostigma flowers
A photo of Plumbago
A photo of Plumbago
A photo of Plumbago
A photo of Plumbago

Plumbago Overview

Ceratostigma contains around 7 deciduous, evergreen or semi-evergreen subshrubs and perennials. This genus is commonly grown for its nice red and bronze autumn colours and bunches of pretty blue to red-purple coloured, 5-petalled flowers. Species from this genus have been used in alternative medicine and there are cultivated forms available for use in gardens. Commonly known as Plumbago and Leadwort.

Common problems with Plumbago

How to harvest Plumbago

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Plumbago

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer, perennials by division in spring.

Division

Special features of Plumbago

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Ground cover