Hardy Blue-Flowered Leadwort
Also known as
Blue Ceratostigma, Hardy Plumbago, Leadwort, Blue Leadwood, Shrubby plumbago
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - blossom top (aka) by Aka (CC BY-SA 2.5)
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Hardy Blue-Flowered Leadwort Overview
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is a herbaceous perennial with a low-growing habit. It has spreading roots which form a dense mat-covering of stems and oval, green leaves. Leaves display attractive autumn colouration, developing into red and purple shades. attractive blue flowers are produced from late summer, these are arranged in clusters and have 5 petals. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with Hardy Blue-Flowered Leadwort
Generally pest free.
How to propagate Hardy Blue-Flowered Leadwort
Take softwood cuttings in spring or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.
Division in the spring.
Special features of Hardy Blue-Flowered Leadwort
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Hardy Blue-Flowered Leadwort
Ground cover, hedging, border, rock gardens. Summer/autumn interest.