Plumbago, Dwarf or Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Plumbago, Dwarf or Leadwort
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

flowers of leadwort
flowers of leadwort
Blue flowers in mid to late summer and bronzy fall color. 
Full sun to partial shade and moist, well drained soil. Leadwort may not be fully hardy in zone 5 and some winter protection (light mulch) may be needed. 
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 9 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
August - September
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional Notes
Leadwort is a colonizing plant that displays a fast growth rate.


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