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PlantFiles: 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)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bubuli 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 nifty413 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! ;-)


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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