Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago, Leadwort)

Gentian blue blooms emerge above foliage of small shiny, oval green leaves that turn bronze-red-maroon in fall. Mat-forming habit. Groundcover.

Blooms late July to September
6-10″ x 12-18″ spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Dark violet, thin daisy-like flowers grow thickly on green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to late fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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Light yellow petals with a yellow throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Diploid
Bud Builder
Extended Bloom
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Dormant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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Rich buttery yellow petals with a small green throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Diploid
Rebloomer
Extended Bloomer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Dormant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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This herbaceous perennial features tall sturdy stems bearing grass-like narrowly lanceolate leaves and are capped with a yellow, one-sided inflorescence. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to midsummer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Lilac purple bell-shaped flowers open on upright spears on low mounds of green foliage.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Rabbit resistant

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Tubular pink-tinged white flowers bloom opposite each on stems of dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate. Host plant of the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

Blooms mid summer to fall
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft wide
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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