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Order: Plumbaginales
   Family: Plumbaginaceae
            Genus: Ceratostigma
                        Specie: plumbaginoides

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 18 in (45 cm)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Leaves turn red autumn?winter; cornflower blue flowers summer?autumn

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Ground cover Rock gardens Tubs

Zones: 6-9

Description: This herbaceous perennial with slender upright stems to l8 in (45 cm) high grows from rhizomes which can spread to 12 in (30 cm) or more, making it useful as a ground cover. In summer and autumn cornflower blue flowers bloom towards the ends of the red st

Growth Habit: Upright stems from rhizomes


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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