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Hardy Plumbago in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ceratostigma willmottianum

 

Hardy Plumbago

Ceratostigma willmottianum - Hardy Plumbago - is a small deciduous shrub with lanceolate leaves that turn red in Autumn, and bears clusters of blue flowers on red stems in late Summer to Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Hardy Plumbago likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Hardy Plumbago likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Hardy Plumbago is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Hardy Plumbago likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Hardy Plumbago

Latin name

Ceratostigma willmottianum

type

Perennial

family

Plumbaginaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hardy Plumbago likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Hardy Plumbago is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Hardy Plumbago likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Hardy Plumbago likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hardy Plumbago is 0.30meters x 0.45meters 0.30 M 0.45 M

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Ceratostigma willmottianum - Hardy Plumbago - is a small deciduous shrub with lanceolate leaves that turn red in Autumn, and bears clusters of blue flowers on red stems in late Summer to Autumn.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Grow in a dry, well-drained soil in full sun. The plant requires protection and does best against a south facing wall.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Flowering

From Late Autumn TO Mid Autumn

The blue flowers appear in late Summer until Autumn

 
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