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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Sep 28, 2021 6:01 PM CST
True Blue

Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) is a groundcover that produces pretty little blue flowers. Does well in dry shade.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Sep 28, 2021 6:36 PM CST
Beautiful banner Laurie!
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Sep 28, 2021 7:45 PM CST
Adorable little flower, beautiful blue color making a great banner.
Name: Kristi
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Sep 28, 2021 8:18 PM CST
Truly a true blue. Lovely bloomer and banner! Lovey dubby
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Sep 28, 2021 8:54 PM CST
Lovely banner. Blue flowers are beautiful!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Sep 29, 2021 6:36 AM CST
This one added to my garden education. I've heard of plumbago, and I've probably even seen it, but never put the name and the flower together in my mind, so thanks for that. This one makes a lovely subject for a banner.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Sep 29, 2021 10:40 AM CST
Beautiful banner!!

Educational for me as well. I did not realize Plumbago encompassed so many plants, and this explains the confusion I've seen in discussions about Plumbago before.

Plumbago search:
The pictured plant is a hardy ground cover:
Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
The only Plumbago I knew until 5 mins ago was this not-as-hardy shrub:
Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)

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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Oct 4, 2021 6:49 PM CST
Thank you for all of your likes and comments, everyone. I grew this plant several years ago, although I currently do not have it. I am seeing it used more in landscapes now. I actually didn't know there were other plants with the common name "plumbago" until recently.

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