WANTED: your thoughts on leadwort/plumbago

woodsworm(7a NC)September 27, 2007

What experience have you had with this (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)?

I gather that it is better to plant it in spring than fall: is this right? Everything I've read about it is appealing. Any down side? I know it's not evergreen. I would not have it in sun. Thanks.

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woodsworm(7a NC)

Oops: I thought I was on "discussions." I'll take it there.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2007 at 1:27AM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

you want some woods? i have it coming out my ears in one bed. it took 3 tries, but now i have it i'll never be rid of it, i think. it spreads fairly quickly, and from each little fragment. it blooms a stunning blue on & off through the summer with the heavy bloom now. bronzey foliage by times, green by times. stays very short- not more than 5". can handle 1/2 day sun or less, but is supposed to do well with a full day. it's in about solid clay and happy. just let me know if you have more ?'s and if you want some. thanks, tam

    Bookmark   September 27, 2007 at 10:27AM
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shari1332(z7NC)

I would love to have some more of it. I got a start from you Tammy and it has not spread where I planted it. It's just one tiny stem blooming now. Maybe I need to do as John says and try it all over the place to see where it's happy.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2007 at 6:51AM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

shari i can bring some. how 'bout that for lobelia cardinalis? that's one i can't seem to find the right spot where it'll thrive. but i'll try again. :)

    Bookmark   September 30, 2007 at 10:18AM
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