Burmese Plumbago
Ceratostigma griffithii

Family: Plumbaginaceae (plum-baj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ceratostigma (ser-uh-toh-STIG-muh) (Info)
Species: griffithii (GRIF-ith-ee-ey) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fallbrook, California

Sonoma, California

Homosassa, Florida

Cary, North Carolina

Garland, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 5, 2012, bubuli from Cary, NC wrote:

I bought mine from Woodlanders. It didn't look that great the first year, but now in its second year, it looks amazing. It started blooming in mid May, sending plenty of side shoots. Mine is growing next to hypericum maculatum Tricolor. Great pairing!

Neutral

On May 17, 2012, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Received a small plant from Plant Delights Nursery in late March. Planted in a very large pot with organic potting soil, this plant has produced flowers sporadically on new growth since late April. Edited to add: Since I've only had the plant for about 6 weeks, I have to note that I'm reserving the right to change my opinion depending on its performance during our summertimes! ;-)