Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (plumbago) is a ground cover that starts with green foliage, flowers an electric blue color in mid-summer, and changes leaf color to a rusty red in the fall. Native to Western China, this plant is durable but grows slowly.

Botanical Name Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Common Name plumbago
Family Plumbaginaceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 0.75-1ft x 1-1.5ft (22-30cm x 30-45cm)
Flower Color Blue
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Native range: W. China
Location in Lurie Garden Northeast Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate


Average Flowering Time