Plumbago: Our Favorite Flowers

Cover the ground with this blue-flowered shrub. 

Ceratostigma Creeping Carpet Gentian Blue Blooms

Ceratostigma Creeping Carpet Gentian Blue Blooms

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

The deciduous groundcover plumbago, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, offers blue flowers in late summer then russet-red leaves in the fall. Plant this woody based perennial in full sun to light shade.

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