Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

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. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to fall
0.5-1 x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant


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