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Commonly known as Shrubby plumbago
A perennial plant which provides good ground cover and deep blue flowers
CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides is also available as part of our 'The Blue Border' offer.
29 plants for £303.50 - saving you £43.50
Good to know - introduced into UK by Robert Fortune in 1845.
Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
Place of Origin - western China.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Height - 45cm (18in)
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Alpine or Rock Plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
Deciduous - oval, bright-green leaves to 9cm (3in) long with bristly margins. Red tints in autumn.
Ground Cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - rhizomatous, spreading perennial. with erect, tred stems. Flowers to 2cm (¾in) acrossin terminal spikes.
medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.