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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (72 Plants)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (72 Plants)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (72 Plants)

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per plug tray

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 6 - 12" tall, 10 - 20" wide
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Blooms: Mid - Summer to Early Fall
Flower Color: Blue

Quantity in Stock:304
Available: Ready Now

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Description Plant Care
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 'Leadwort' (Leadwort, Creeping Plumbago). Brilliant gentian-blue flowers from late summer until the first hard frost. Spreads to form a dense mat of zig zag stems with leatherly, oval leaves. Deep red stems and semi-evergreen foliage, changing to burgundy-red in fall. Its low, creeping habit makes it charming in both shrub and perennial borders. Excellent choice for bulb overplanting. Many report that it is hardy even into Zone 5, if mulched lightly. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, especially in the South. Tolerant of poor soil. A great groundcover with multi-seasonal interest. Attracts butterflies!
Special Characteristics:
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Groundcover
  • Deer Resistant
  • Trailing

What is a Liner Tray?

Our liner trays are a 10" x 20" tray with multiple plant cells that vary in depth depending on the cell size.

In general, 'Liner' is a term used to describe a smaller starter plant that will usually be re-potted into a larger container for finishing. In some applications, they may be used for massed planting when cost becomes a bigger factor.
Our liners are targeted for the horticultural industry. They are most suitable for greenhouse growers, nurseries, farmer's markets, and landscapers. They are also suitable for potting up pre-season and finishing into a larger plant prior to planting in the landscape.

Liners planted directly into the landscape would require additional care due to the smaller root size. We do NOT guarantee the success of direct planting into the landscape using liner trays. There are times, however, when planting en masse, that liners may be a viable cost alternative due to the number of plants required. In this case, some losses might be acceptable for the planting volume.

Note: If installing massed plantings, see our space calculator to figure out how many plants might be needed.

Our liner sizes range from 21 cells to 72 cells per tray. The larger 21 cells are more suitable for direct landscape planting, while the other cell sizes would need to be grown on and finished in a larger container prior to planting.

The cell sizes are as follows:
72 cell = 2 1/4" deep
50 cell = 2 1/4" deep
38 cell = 3" deep
21 cell = 3 3/4" deep