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Ceratostigma

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C. plumbaginoides is a low-growing herbaceous perennial with spreading roots, forming a mat of stems bearing oval leaves which turn red or purple in autumn. Clusters of rich blue flowers from late summer.

Additional Info

  • Genus:
    Ceratostigma
  • Species:
    plumbaginoides
  • Plant type:
    Hardy perennial
  • Recommended site:
    Full sun and moist but well-drained soil
  • Flower colour:
    blue
  • Flowers for cutting:
    Yes
  • Flowering period:
    August, September, October
  • Height (cm):
    50
  • Spread (cm):
    50
  • Propogation method 1:
    Softwood cuttings
  • in:
    March, April
  • Propogation method 2:
    Semi-ripe heel cuttings
  • in:
    August
  • Pruning advice:

    Cut back to ground level any shoots that get frost damaged

  • History in Graham's Garden:

    Planted in Bed 3 north side a small godet in June 2017, that spread to about double size by September staying in flower continously. Didn't need to water.

    2018 Plant performed well. Spotted a second good sized mound in Bed 9 (self seeded or bought ?)

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