Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is Normal

Plumbago, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, is painfully slow to emerge in the spring.
mid-May appearance of plumbago, also known as leadwort
But never fear, once it gets growing it takes off quickly to form a dense mass of foliage about 8" tall. By mid-summer the lovely blue flowers will begin to emerge,

and this lush groundcover will keep flowering through fall.
mid-September and full of flowers
As autumn progresses, plumbago's leaves shift color from rich green to oranges and reds.

Plumbago is a true ground cover and creeps via its root system. Plant in full sun or part/filtered shade. Moderately drought tolerant, once established.

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