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Help to ID blue-flowering shady groundcover

Posted by fennelgrl Z6a OH (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 7, 05 at 12:51

This goundcover is growing in medium, moist shade. It began blooming in late July. Look familiar to anyone? I'm pretty sure it is not vinca. My current guess is ruellia.


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RE: Help to ID blue-flowering shady groundcover

I'd say that is a good guess. Not that I ever even heard of ruellia, lol, but I just googled it and the photo looks very similar to yours. Pretty little plant! Is it aggressive or behaved?

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Dee


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RE: Help to ID blue-flowering shady groundcover

Almost certainly some form of plumbago, aka leadwort, aka Ceratostigma plumbaginoides. The spikey centers to the clusters of flowerlets are a dead giveaway.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hardy plumbago, from Dave's Garden


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