CERATOSTIGMA griffithii

Commonly known as Shrubby plumbago

Deep blue flowers and good red autumn colour
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CERATOSTIGMA griffithii

 
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  • Evergreen
    To semi evergreen. Densely bristly purple-margined, mid-green leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Blue
    Deep blue
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bristly, red stems
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew
  • Place of origin
    Himalayas.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes - flowers to 3cm (1¼in) across in terminal, spike-like clusters
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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Ceratostigma - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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