Botanical Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Common Name: Dwarf Plumbago, Blue Leadwort  
Plant photo of: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Bronze, Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Unparticular


Soil Condition



Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Seascape


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

Intense blue flowers adorn the glossy green leaves of this plant in late summer and fall. This 6" mat-forming groundcover does well in shade or sun, and in average soil. -Holland WIldflower Farm
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.