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Blue Leadwort, Plumbago
Blue leadwort is a deciduous perennial from western China. Foliage emerges in late spring, followed by true blue phlox-like flowers summer. In fall the foliage turns a striking bronze-red.
The drought-tolerant perennial blue leadwort will perform best in rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Use it as a groundcover (even under a small tree), an edger, in a mixed border, or a rock garden. Blue leadwort is great for mixing with spring bulbs because its leaves emerge when bulbs are fading. In hot climates, some shade from midday sun helps foliage and flowers retain their best rich pigmentation.
9 - 4
5 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Green, Light Green
Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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