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Deer proof perennial ground cover for sand or clay!

Disease & pest resistant Plumbago provides up to 3 months of color!

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Colorful red buds and gentian blue flowers liven up this perennial ground cover

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Ceratostigma plumbagionides
Ceratostigma plumbagionides
Ceratostigma plumbagionides
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, plumbago

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“You got to love this groundcover that takes lots of NEGLECT, fills in fast and requires virtually NO maintenance.

Give thought where you plant Plumbago. This weed-suppressing low growing carpet spreads by rhizomes (running roots as we say) for that quick fill where you need it the most.

In the spring - they are slow to wake up (and yes, they look like sticks in the ground) so give them time, it will be worth it!

Blue brilliant flowers for up to 12 weeks provides the perfect groundcover around KnockOut Roses and Drought-Proof Sedums!"

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

  • Undemanding sun perennial for difficult to grow sites and slopes
  • Deer proof ground cover
  • Eye-popping blue flowers in mid summer
  • Foliage turns coppery bronze in late summer
  • Easy container gardening

Zone 5,6,7,8,9 Blooms Late Summer-Early Fall
12" X 18"

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 Ceratostigma, or Plumbago, is a late summer-fall blooming deer proof ground cover with intense gentian-blue flowers. One of the easiest groundcovers to grow!

Plumbago is a creeping, semi-woody perennial that is happy in full sun to partial shade.  This tough-as-nails, heat tolerant perennial will thrive on dry, sunny slopes and makes a terrific foreground planting to flowering shrubs.

Plumbago enjoys average to moist well-drained soil in sand or clay and is not bothered by pests or diseases.  Plumbago adds color to the late season perennial garden when llttle else is in bloom.

Bright blue flower begin in mid summer & continue up to 3 months!

By the time the first frost begins to dampen the floral parade, the foliage has turned to a rich maroon color that is a sight to behold.

This durable groundcover stays attractive all season long. Plumbago grows up to 12" tall and combines well with colorful Coneflowers, Ornamental Grasses, KnockOut Roses or Flowering Shrubs.

Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Color Change, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant,  Easy Care, Fall Color, Long Blooming, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant


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About Plumbago

Plumbago or Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is a fast growing ground cover of immense beauty and late season interest. Plumbago is durable and long lived requiring very little maintenance. Plumbago dies back in the fall with the exception of southern regions (Zone 8 and 9). It is also slow to emerge in the spring. Once plumbago does finally break dormancy, it grows quickly.

This perennial groundcover is deciduous and grows up to 12 inches tall. It has glossy green leaves on long trailing stems bearing intense gentian-blue flowers. The 3/4 inch flowers begin to bloom in mid to late summer and continue until frost. Late in the season the foliage turns a eye-catching bronze after the first frost.