Ceratostigma willmottianum

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Common name: Hardy plumbago

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 24 inches to 2 feet
Spread 24 inches to 2 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Deciduous
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Blue
Flower season Late summer to mid autumn
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium

Ceratostigma willmottianum is a deciduous shrub grown for its displays of clear blue flowers in late summer and autumn.

Ceratostigmas are only slightly hardy, coping up to zone 8. They require a well drained soil in full sun. Prune hard in late spring.

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Late-spring Prune hard


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