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A picture of a Hardy Plumbago

Hardy Plumbago

Ceratostigma griffithii

Also known as

Burmese Plumbago, Griffith's Plumbago

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Hardy Plumbago Overview

Evergreen or semi-evergreen thick, spreading shrub native to the Himalayas and growing to a height of 1m. Bears thick and hairy, obovate, silver-grey leaves that are tinged purple at margins. Bright blue-mauve flowers are born in terminal spike-like clusters in mid summer.

How to propagate Hardy Plumbago

Cuttings

From seed or semi-ripe cuttings.

Seed

Division

By division.

Other uses of Hardy Plumbago

Ground cover, walls, rock gardens, banks