Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides). Photo: Wikimedia Commons user Wouterhagens, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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Andrew Keys added this to Great Design Plant: Plumbago
Plumbago may be a bit tender in the northern reaches of its range, but since it dies back in the winter, it's what you could call self-mulching. Add a bit of additional mulch after it dies back and don't cut it back until early spring, before new growth pops up, and it should do just fine in zone 5. It makes good bedfellows with spring bulbs because it wakes up on the later side, and with taller perennials as well. I remember walking into a nursery when I was a kid and seeing several untouched flats of plumbago, growing and blooming up a storm. Why untouched? Simply because no one knew what it was. Get to know this ground cover and don't make the same mistake.Photo by Wouter Hagens via Wikimedia CommonsMore great design plants:Black Mondo Grass | Blue Chalk Sticks | Cape Rush | Feather Reed Grass | Hens-and-Chicks | New Zealand Wind Grass | Redtwig Dogwood | ToyonGreat design trees:Bald Cypress | Chinese Witch Hazel | Japanese Maple | Manzanita | Persian Ironwood | Smoke Tree | Tree AloeGreat design flowers:Catmint | Golden Creeping Jenny | Pacific Coast Iris | Red Kangaroo Paw | Sally Holmes Rose | Slipper Plant | Snake Flower

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Stephen added this to 'corte esplendor' plant selection
November 6, 2014
Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
samv8201 added this to low water garden
February 20, 2013
love this plant, I have on in my front yard
gyaus added this to landscapes
May 10, 2012
Between glasses and us?
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May 1, 2012
brunellita added this to brunellita's ideas
April 29, 2012
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April 21, 2012
warner added this to warner's ideas
March 26, 2012
front yard -- plant in the shade of the palm tree or Rio Salido mesquite
Anne Buchanan added this to Garden
March 16, 2012
Ground cover
goodwitch added this to Goodwitch's Garden
February 29, 2012
randoa added this to 66 ocean drive east
February 28, 2012
next to cottage? replace hosta's
Chez Donna added this to donnatahaney's ideas
February 26, 2012
Gardening - Plumbago
lhaselden added this to lhaselden's ideas
February 26, 2012
Front yard plant
wher added this to Landscaping
February 26, 2012
lulurikki added this to lulurikki's ideas
February 25, 2012
plumbago, great groundcover in zone 5 michigan. sunny area works great. a little invasive, very hardy.
skphouzz added this to Landscape Ideas
February 24, 2012
Ground Cover
kwalcz added this to Patio, Lawn and Garden
February 24, 2012
Under trees?
aunt added this to landscaping
February 23, 2012
plumbago, groundcovedr
onesmartmom added this to onesmartmom's Favorites
February 23, 2012
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