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Blue Leadwood, Leadwort, Dwarf Plumbago
Scientific Name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Bunge
Synonym: Plumbago larpentiae
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Blue Leadwood, Leadwort, Dwarf Plumbago (Ceratostigma  plumbaginoides) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-10,14-24,29-41
USDA: 6-10

Frost Tolerance: Generally freezes to the ground in winter

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Western China

Growth Habits: Mat forming herbaceous perennial, 8 to 12 inches tall (20-30 cm), 12 to 18 inches in spread (30-45 cm); medium green, oval to obovate, shiny, leaves, 3 inches long (7.5 cm). The leaves turn an attractive bronze-red color in autumn.

Watering Needs: Moderate water, doesn't tolerate water-logged soils

Propagation: Spreads by underground stems, cuttings, winter divisions, seeds

Cultural Practices:
Cut back after it finishes blooming. Remove older crowns and let newer rooted nodes take over.

Blooming Habits:
The Dwarf Plumbago bears 5-petaled deep blue flowers, 0.5 to 0.8 inches in diameter (12-20 mm) in summer to early fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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